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French 332: Contes et Nouvelles

Winter 2006

Prof. Fregnac-Clave

Research Guide by Yolanda Merrill, Humanities Librarian


Biographical and Contextual Resources:

Literature Resource Center. Search your author, and then click the "Biographies" tab

Magill On Literature. Plots summaries, biographies, and more

Guides to French Literature List of important reference books

Leximagne: Gateway to Nearly 800 French Dictionaries

French-English and English-French dictionaries are also available at the Circulation Desk; in the Reference Room; and in the stacks.

ARTFL Database. A research tool for scholars and students in all areas of French studies. Access to 2000 full text sources; the Diderot Encyclopedia project; the French Bible by Louis Segond; dictionaries; many collaborative projects, and much more.

ArtStor. This is an art image database we subscribe to. You can print these out for class purposes.

Google Scholar. Information about Google Scholar

Finding Literary Criticism:

Annie Catalog (books).   Link to French Short Stories in Annie.

WorldCat (books). A vast collection of library catalogs in one database.

MLA Bibliography (journal articles and book chapters). Most important index for literary research. Some full text. ( MLA Bibliography Tutorial )

Project Muse (full text journal articles)

JSTOR (full text journal articles)

Arts and Humanities Search (journal articles).  General humanities index; some full text.

Literature Resource Center (essays and articles). Look for author/title and then click "Literary Criticism" tab.

Humanities Research Guide. Lists the individual W&L databases that cover the humanities.


Know how to Evaluate what you find:

Read this piece to quickly learn how to evaluate citations.

Do we have the journal article you need?

Check our Periodical Finder to determine if we have access to the journal you need, and if we have the date you need. If not, please fill out the Interlibrary Loan form on that page.

Writing your bibliography and endnotes:

Here are links to Citation Style Guides which show you the right format for citing sources. There is also a link to plagiarism sites from here.

Research Appointments:

If you'd like to have some individual time with me to discuss ways on how to research your topic, please send me a Research Appointment request.

Writing your paper:

Corrector programs are available at the Tucker Multimedia Center.

For French grammar books, click here: French language -- Grammar