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FREN 616 Cultural Representations of Franco-Arab Identities  

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This guide will provide links to critical literature and primary resources for the study of Franco-Arab identities in various artristic productions from novels to cinema and graphic novels. 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



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        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.
        • CAIRN
          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 such as biographical information.
        • 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 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.
        • 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 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.
        • 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
        • 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.

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