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FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE AND CULTURE: Finding Books and Primary Sources

Guide to researching French language, literatures, and cultures of any national or ethnic origin.

Welcome

Welcome to the Research Guide for French and Francophone Literature and Culture.  Please email me if the resources you find on this guide cannot answer your questions or if you would like to consult me on their use.

Primary Sources

Finding Books in Boatwright Library

To search for books in Boatwright, use the Library Catalog. When dealing with a topic that can be used in many fields it is best to add a second word that describes your area of interest, for example, "France" and "race."   When you have found one or two relevant books, examine their subjects headings to help guide further searching, Remember that books are generally on broad topics and that you are not searching the full text, only the titles, subject headings, and--if you're lucky--the table of contents. For narrower topics, search for journal articles in a journal database such as Academic Search Complete, or one of the others listed under the "Articles" tab.

 

Other Sources of Books