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FREN 372 Survey of French Literature III  

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What is in this guide?

This guide will provide links to critical literature and primary resources for the study of Francophone literature  and cinema including such topics as orientalisme, gender, colonisation, identity, diaspora, and creolisation.

This page is divided into four sections:

1) Home - General Library Information and Library Databases

2) Searching - Includes searching the catalog, WorldCat, and Google Scholar

3) French and Francophone Resources - Projects and Databases Useful for this Course

4) Film & Cinema Resources - Learn about the MRC, Find Films and Streaming Media, Links to Review Literature

Relevant Databases

These are full-text databases provide general coverage of issues relating to Francophone studies.

  • MLA International Bibliography
    MLA indexes literary criticism, linguistics, folklore & cultural studies from several thousand journals and series published worldwide. Also covers relevant monographs, working papers, proceedings, and bibliographies.
    Full-text electronic French journals in French and Francophone Studies as well as general humanities and social sciences journals in French.
  • Academic Search Complete
    Covers popular and scholarly journal articles with many full-text articles.
  • Lexis Nexis Academic
    Provides full-text access to general, regional and international news, company news and financial information, legal information, and other topics.
  • Ethnic Newswatch
    Ethnic NewsWatch is a full-text collection of newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. This collection of articles, editorials, columns, reviews, etc. and provides a broad diversity of perspectives and viewpoints.
  • IBZ Online (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature)
    The IBZ Online is a universal index of periodical literature and is particularly strong in the humanities and the social sciences. It is international in scope and indexes a significant proportion of the periodicals published on the European continent. The search interface is in English. The print counterpart is Internationale Bibliographie der Zeitschriftenliteratur.
  • International Medieval Bibliography
    IMB is the essential electronic bibliography for works in the the humanities
  • Literature Resource Center
    Offers critical and biographical information about authors from the Classical period to the present. It provides full text journal articles and other critical essays, plot summaries and links to authoritative Web sites, as well as to author biographies and the Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature.
  • Historical Abstracts
    Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada).
  • Periodicals Index Online
    Periodical Index Online provides keyword indexing to the contents of over 4700 periodicals in the humanities and social sciences, from their first issues to 1995. The scope is international.

Bibliographic Management Tools

Refworks is a web-based bibliographic management and formatting program. RefWorks is available to all current UNC students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

EndNote is a reference management software package compatible with most Windows and Mac computers.

Zotero is a free citation management tool, available at It keeps track of your sources as you do your research in library E-resources or on the Web.


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