Subject guide: French

Welcome to the library’s subject guide for French studies.

Resources for finding books and articles

You can search for the library's ebooks, printed books and journal articles in the search box on the library's start page. You can also search for books and articles in the following resources:

  • ERIC
    ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is a database of education research and information (sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education).
  • Gallica
    An electronic collection containing old books in full text, among other things.
  • Google Scholar 
    NB The search service contains not only scholarly literature but also many non-scholarly sources and predatory journals (i.e. dishonest journals). Consequently, you should check that sources are scholarly and that articles are not from blacklisted journals in Cabells – Predatory Reports. To get access to full-text articles in the library’s journal subcriptions, you must activate a library link (See Activate library links in Google Scholar).
  • HAL-SHS
    HAL-SHS (Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société) is a French open archive containing scholarly literature in the disciplines of humanities and social sciences. 
  • JSTOR
    A multi-discipline database that includes scholarly journal articles and books, among other things.
  • Linguistics Collection
    Database collection for literature on linguistics and language-related disciplines. The collection searches simultaneously in the databases Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts and Linguistics Database.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Citation Index (in Web of Science)
    Contains information on dissertations and student theses from universities around the world. You can limit the search to "Doctoral" if you only want to find dissertations.
  • Scopus
    Scopus helps users find trusted research in different subjects. 
  • SUDOC
    SUDOC (Système Universitaire de Dokumentation) is a French collective catalogue created by Higher Educational and Research libraries and resource centres. A good resource for finding French books.
  • Thèses.fr
    Database for finding French doctoral dissertations.

Encylopedias and dictionaries

  • Britannica Academic
    Source consisting of Encyclopædia Britannica and Merriam-Webster (dictionary and thesaurus), among other things. 
  • NE:s ordböcker
    Includes for example NE's Swedish-English/English-Swedish dictionary.

      More dictionaries can be found in section Fj(x) in the library.

Resources for finding student theses

  • DiVA
    Find student theses submitted at several Swedish universities.
  • Essays.se
    Find student theses in full text submitted at Swedish universities.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Citation Index (via Web of Science)
    Contains information on dissertations and student theses from universities around the world. You can limit the search to "Masters" if you only want to find student theses.

More resources

  • ALaLettre 
    Information on some French authors. 
Last reviewed:

Book an appointment

If you need help finding scholarly literature for your paper, you are welcome to book an appointment (in Zoom):

Paul Flack
Librarian
Last reviewed: