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Provides same-day, full-content access to over 500 French-language periodicals.
1926–present. Online database indexing scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
Collection of primary source texts from France including Diderot's Encyclopédie. Founded in 1982 as a collaboration between the French government and the University of Chicago, the ARTFL Project contains more than 3,500 French-language texts from the 12th through 20th centuries.
Subjects covered include the nature, use, and teaching of language as well as linguistics, phonetics, speech, communication, sociolinguistics, philosophy of language, hearing and speech physiology, and related topics.
1906–present. International bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world, including history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages, and literatures.
Offers worldwide full-text content pertaining to literary, scholarly, and creative thought. Covers the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities and includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, and much more.
Digital repository of resources for the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400–1700), with some full text available. Contains journal citations, e-books, reviews, a finding list of Renaissance humanistic manuscripts, and more.
1949–present. Covers religious and theological scholarship in over a thousand international journals and 14,000 multi-author works.
1940–present. Indexes books and journals in all areas of philosophy, including aesthetics, bioethics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, social & political philosophy, and the philosophy of education, history, language, law, religion, and science.
Covers film and television theory, preservation and restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. Includes full text of more than 90 journals and indexing for more than 600 publications.
1975–2007. Index and abstracts (in French or English) of the literature on European and American art from late antiquity to the present, covering over 1,200 journals. Freely available from the Getty Research Institute.
Online bibliographical database providing full abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary arts dating from the late 19th century onwards.
Digital repository of complete full-text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts & Sciences, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.
Print Location: 1st Floor Z2171 .K55
A comprehensive annual bibliography of Western-language materials about French language and literature.
1967–present. Comprehensive database to scholarly literature on music. Indexes articles, bibliographies, books, catalogues, conference proceedings, critical commentaries to complete works, dissertations, electronic resources, ethnographic recordings and videos, festschriften, iconographies, reviews, and more. Particularly strong for classical music. For popular music publications, see Academic Search Premier.
1944 to the present
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
Online access to African periodical literature, women's literature, and some travel literature
Print Location: Burling 4th Floor East Wall
1961–1972. A quarterly review of ethnological, social, and linguistic studies appearing in current periodicals.
The French version highlights different news stories: http://fr.allafrica.com/
Covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.
Print Location: Burling 1st floor Z2171 .F7
Print critical and biographical reference book for the study of French literature since 1885. Published by the French Institute/Alliance Française.
Indexes articles on Africa generally, African regions, Indian Ocean islands, and the African diaspora. Publications are from African and international sources, primarily in English. Full text of bibliography available from 2008–2009 and 2012–2015.
Some articles freely available.
1902–1972. Open-access collection of 15 newspapers from the Middle East and North Africa, primarily in Arabic with some titles in English and French.
The French Revolution Digital Archive (FRDA) is a multi-year collaboration of the Stanford University Libraries and the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) to produce a digital version of the key research sources of the French Revolution and make them available to the international scholarly community.
Features items from a number of the Fairs, including those held in Paris, Buffalo, Chicago, and San Francisco. The "Essays" section includes materials written for an honors seminar at the University of Maryland taught by Professor Isabelle Gournay which detail some of the achievements of each exposition.
The digital library of the National Library of France provides access to millions of digitized books, manuscripts, maps, images, objects, scores, audio clips, and videos.
One of the most powerful online bibliographic and document research tools in France. Its main purpose is to provide a single search interface for the three major French catalogs:the Catalog of Digitized Municipal Library Collections; Bibliothèque Nationale de France catalogue général; and the University Documentation Catalog.
Before 1000 BCE to the present. Catalog of millions of books, web resources, and other materials held in libraries worldwide, maintained by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). The best way to identify resources beyond Grinnell College's collections.
A consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries that acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching.
A high quality French-English/English-French online dictionary with audio pronunciations and other interactive features.
Written by an international team of specialists and presents an authoritative guide not only to ten centuries of literature produced in the territory now called France, but also to the rich literary output of other French-speaking countries around the world.
Online encyclopedia that addresses literary works, writers, cultural movements, and historical events around the world, with interactive features that enable the user to place literature within its historical context.
Online access to a selection of Contemporary Literary Criticism volumes provided by the Literature Resource Center. Print volumes are held at Grinnell's Offsite Storage Facility and are available upon request.
Online art encyclopedia, covering all aspects of visual culture. Contains articles, bibliographies, learning resources, and searchable images made available through Oxford’s partnerships with museums, galleries, and other arts organizations. A version is also available in print at Burling reference.
Provides excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short-story writers, philosophers, and other creative writers who died between 1800 and 1899. Online version is selective and accessed via Gale's Literature Resource Center. The library's print version is available upon request.
Look for Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians in the Reference Collection
Provides excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short-story writers, philosophers, and other creative writers who died between 1900 and 2000. Online version is selective and accessed via Gale's Literature Resource Center. The library's print version is available upon request.
Print Location: Burling Reference PQ41 .N49 1995
This one volume compendium provides brief entries on authors and works from all time periods of French literature as well as information on topics of literary and historical importance.
Print Location: Burling 3rd Floor PN1994 .E446x 2006
A starting point to find appropriate sources for background information.
Digital collection of over 4,600 full-text titles offered by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) in collaboration with 30 academic societies and over 100 contributing publishers.
Preserves and makes accessible the documentary heritage of Canada. It also serves as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions. This heritage includes publications, archival records, sound and audio-visual materials, photographs, artworks, and electronic documents.
Articles and videos from the United Kingdom's public service broadcaster. Includes news from Africa and the Middle East, in English, Arabic, French, and other languages. Tip: For links to news sources from a specific country, search for the country's name and "media profile."
(Algérie, Maroc, Tunisie)
From the MIT Libraries
From the Stanford Libraries--including links to newspapers.
A commercial site with information about French books and authors from countries around the world.
APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, second printing.
Print Location: LB2369 .G53 2016
On permanent reserve at the circulation desk. A second copy is available on the 2nd floor and can be checked out.
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook (8th ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
Guidance on MLA Style from the Modern Language Association itself. The Works Cited: Quick Guide offers a practice template for creating entries in an MLA list of works cited.
Online research management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.
Email: email@example.com; Phone: 3117
This guide provides links to resources for this seminar on French literature from the 17th and 18th century.
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