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This Page provides links to important research tools for the study of French and Francophone literature and cinema.

The Home Tab provides helpful databases and subject librarian contact information.

The Searching Tab provides search boxes for books and articles that will allow the user to authenticate when working outside the library.

The French Tab links to major French and Francophone resources, libraries, and digital projects.

The Cinema Tab provides links to films, reviews and professional resources.

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Essential Databases

These are full-text databases that provide important scholarly articles in French and English.

  • 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.
  • IBZ Online (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature)
    The IBZ Online is a universal index of periodical literature covering basic research from all fields of knowledge, 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; earlier titles exist from 1896.
  • Academic Search Complete
    Covers popular and scholarly journal articles with many full-text articles.
  • 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.
  • Historical Abstracts
    Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada). It contains annotated references to information on topics from the Renaissance to Tiananmen Square
  • International Medieval Bibliography
    IMB is the essential electronic bibliography for works in the the humanities
  • Lexis Nexis Academic
    Provides full-text access to general, regional and international news, company news and financial information, legal information, and other topics such as biographical information.
  • Literature Resource Center
    Offers critical and biographical information about authors from the Classical period to the present. It provides several hundred thousand full text journal articles and other critical essays, plot summaries and links to authoritative Web sites, as well as author biographies and the Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature.
  • 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. Every article is indexed. The scope is international, and includes separate records for approximately 15 million journal articles across 37 subject areas and 44 languages and dialects.
  • ArchiveGrid
    ArchiveGrid provides online access to descriptions of archival collections worldwide.

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