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Welcome to the subject guide for French!

This guide includes resources that will assist you in your class assignments and research. Most of these resources are available online. Only WSU students, staff or faculty may access resources with the icon.
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Databases (back to top)

Humanities Full Text WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Full text available
The most comprehensive resource available in its field, Humanities Full Text brings you full text plus abstracts and bibliographic indexing of the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as numerous lesser-known but important specialized magazines. The database indexes, abstracts and delivers the full text of feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, drama, and poetry, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs, and more. Coverage dates:  Indexing 1984+, Abstracting 1984+, “select” Full Text 1994+  (EBSCO)   View terms of use

Mango Languages Available to everyone Full text available
Courses in over 40 languages (basic & complete lessons available), along with a computerized translation resource. Creating a username and password is optional, but doing so will allow you to pick up where you left off between learning sessions.  Learn about the mobile app here.  (Mango)

Note:  In state access only.

JSTOR WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Full text available
Online access to core scholarly journals in business, education, health, arts & humanities, life sciences, literature, physical sciences, and social sciences. Coverage begins with the first issue of each journal.   View terms of use.

Project MUSE WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Full text available
Full-text access to current content from high quality, peer-reviewed journals in the humanities and social sciences, including literature and criticism, history, visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and economics. Coverage varies.

MLA International Bibliography WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Some full text available Abstracts available
Citations to articles in journals and book series as well as working papers and proceedings in literature, language, linguistics, and literary criticism in all languages. Book reviews not included. Produced by Modern Language Association. Coverage: 1926-present. View terms of use.  (Proquest)

WorldCat WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Abstracts available Index
World's most comprehensive bibliography with over 40 million records of all types of materials (e.g. books, dissertations, manuscripts, serials, sound recordings, videos) cataloged by OCLC member libraries. Coverage:1200-present. (OCLC).

E-Books (back to top)

Companion to Digital Literary Studies Available to everyone

Dictionarie of the French and English Terms Available to everyone

eBooks Libres & Gratuits Available to everyone
Public domain books that can be downloaded to a computer or PDA.

Government Information (back to top)

CIA World Factbook Available to everyone

Journals/Magazines (back to top)

Érudit Available to everyone
Free open access journal articles in the social and human sciences.

Persée Available to everyone
Free open access journal articles in the social and human sciences.

Revues Available to everyone
Free open access journal articles in the social and human sciences.

Organizations (back to top)

American Association of Teachers of French Available to everyone
The American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) was founded in 1927 and is the largest national association of French teachers in the world with nearly 10,000 members. Our headquarters are located at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, having moved there in August 1997 from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.The association produces two well-known publications--the French Review, a scholarly journal of French studies now entering its 83rd volume and known the world over, and the National Bulletin, now in its 35th year, a newsletter devoted to the teaching and promotion of French and Francophone studies.

Association for French Language Studies Available to everyone
AFLS was founded in 1981 to encourage and promote language teaching activies and research in French Language and Linguistics as areas worthy of consideration in their own right. The Association acts as a forum for scholarly discussion and for the exchange of information among those interested and engaged in teaching French in Higher Education.

Reference Sources (back to top)

A-Z Dictionary of Modern France Available to everyone
A glossary of terms, people, places, and expressions.

French Studies Web Available to everyone
Links to a variety of reference and general sources such as phone directories, e-texts, government information, web exhibits, and of course dictionaries. Compiled by librarians from the Western European Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Videos (back to top)

Ma France Available to everyone
24 interactive videos for beginners to French studies from the BBC.

Web sites (back to top)

Center for Digital Initiatives Available to everyone
Brown University's "annotated guide to resources on the web for research in the literature and culture of Francophone Africa and the Diaspora." Available in French or English.

Comptes de fées Available to everyone
A digital exhibt from the Bibliothèque nationale de France revolving around fairytales and folklore.

French Political Pamphlets Available to everyone
A digital collection from Brigham Young. Coverage from 1547-1626.

Gallica Available to everyone
The digital library of la Bibliothèque nationale de France. It contains 90,000 digitized volumes, 80,000 images, and 500 sound recordings.

Livres Hebdo Available to everyone
Provides francophone book news, including best-seller lists and prize winner announcements.

Poésie française Available to everyone
Over 6,000 poems in French dating from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century.

Radio France Internationale Available to everyone
Includes links to news stories, cultural content, and music video clips. News stories can be listened to either as broadcast or in "easy" French.

Tennessee Bob's Famous French Links Available to everyone
Links to resources on many aspects of French language, history, and culture assembled by "Tennessee Bob" (Professor Robert D. Peckham of University of Tennessee-Martin).

The Super-Enlightenment Available to everyone
A collection of digitized, rare primary source material written in French between 1716 and 1835, covering mythology, alchemy, religion, free-masonry, science, and other topics, along with related scholarly materials. From Stanford University.