French Language & Literature: Major Resources

June 13, 2013

Gale Literary Sources (formerly Artemis Literary Sources)

Two databases--Literature Resource Center and LitFinder--for researching authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Contains full text of literary works, journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, and biographical information.

September 3, 2009

Grand Dictionnaire universel du 19e siècle

Important French encyclopedia published from 1865-1890. Combines features of a dictionary and encyclopedia, with a substantial number of entries on literature and biography.

August 15, 2008


Bibliothèque nationale de France digital library of texts and images from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century. Although the emphasis is on Francophone culture, classic works from other countries are also available, in their original language or in translation. Choose the Recherche button to search the collection by title, author, subject or keyword.

August 15, 2008

Oxford Reference Online: Bilingual Dictionaries

Collection of bilingual dictionaries (Spanish-English, English-French, etc.) from Oxford University Press.

August 15, 2008

ARTFL Project

Collection of digitized French resources. Includes FRANTEXT, a database of literary, philosophical, scientific and technical texts from the 12th through the 20th centuries, as well as digitized versions of important 18th century French encyclopedia and dictionaries.

August 15, 2008

MLA International Bibliography

Index of scholarly articles, edited books, and dissertations on literature, languages, film studies and folklore. Includes MLA Directory of Periodicals, which provides detailed information on periodicals covering literature and languages. For help searching MLA, see our Search Guide.

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