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French Studies: Articles

Library materials, information access and ideas for researching topics in French Studies.


Indexes for French Studies

Click on individual links to search within a specific database. 
Within CSA or EBSCO, click on "Databases" to search multiple indexes simultaneously.

Recommended Indexes for French Language & Literature

      • Klapp, Bibliographie d'histoire littéraire française (1956 to present)
        Hum Ref PQ 105 .X1 K27

Recommended Indexes for French History & Politics

General & Multidisciplinary Indexes

Newspaper Indexes

Database Search Tips (MIT Libraries)

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RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that helps you collect and organize citations and access them from any computer with a Web connection.

RefWorks will even take your list and generate a bibliography of references, using APA, MLA, or any other format  you select.

When gathering records from other databases, look for instructions for how to directly export your records to RefWorks.


Journal Information

Find publication or subscription information about specific journals or periodicals.

Scope: Mainly French journals and book collections in the humanities and social sciences.
Sources: Journal articles, proceedings and series; abstracts and full text (amount varies).
Dates covered: 2000 to present.
Of note: Part of OpenEdition, a portal of open-access electronic resources in the humanities and social sciences.

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Scopalto is a French portal to cultural and art journals.
Those titles with a GREEN button supply an open access (free) PDF version.

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