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French Studies: Databases

French Studies

Why use databases

Databases are the best way of finding peer-reviewed articles, scholarly books, conferences, theses and other information on your topic. Some databases enable you to search across disciplines while others are tailored to help researchers in your specific subject. 

Use our database list to explore databases for your subject or to find databases by material type. 

Training materials and guides

  • Guide to searching MLA International Bibliography.
  • Guide to searching ProQuest One Literature.

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Database Spotlight


Frantext contains nearly 2000 texts, ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing, from the 9th to the 20th century. It includes writers such as Racine, Proust, Balzac and is a valuable resource for the analysis of literary texts.

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