French Language and Literature
Resources, both online and elsewhere, for the French language and literature.
Use all of these Strategies
Find Books on Novels, Poems, etc.
- You can sometimes search for a title of a literary work as a SUBJECT.
- This really only works for well-known works.
- Example: Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922. A la recherche du temps perdu
- You can always do an Any Field Key Word search on title words.
- This will pull up the book itself, but also works that discuss it.
- Example: Diderot's novel "La Religieuse"
Search these reference collections
- For many authors there will be a volume in Cambridge Companions. Or cross search the entire archive.
- These volumes often discuss an individual work.
- Oxford Scholarship Online is another cross-searchable database.
- LION has good basic information on writers and their works.
- The e-texts portion of LION is English-language works.
- But the criticism and reference components treat writers of many nationalities.
- Search the library catalog for handbooks (sometimes called an Encyclopedia, or Dictionary). These volumes often discuss an individual work.
- Another possibility is the MLA series "Approaches to teaching".