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French Studies

Finding Articles

Journal articles are important in your research as they contain the most-up-to-date research in a given field and often focus on a particular aspect of a topic. There are different types of articles: scholarly, popular or trade.

Alternatively, click on the Journal Search tab in Omni to search by journal title.  You may search in that journal within the Journal Search function. 

Core Databases

Collection of European French-language e-journals. Full-text (journal articles)
Érudit, based in Québec, publishes Canadian scholarly journals, primarily in French, although the collection includes a few bilingual and English titles. It also serves as a publishing centre for journals supported by the Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture
A multilingual, multidisciplinary index to journals, books, conference papers, French dissertations and more. 

Klapp-Online is considered the most comprehensive bibliography of French literature. The database covers the years from 1991 and is available in three languages: German, English and French.

Literature Online  (4 user limit)
Searchable database of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama, and prose. Also indexes criticism from The Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL), includes the full text of 104 specialist literature journals, and more...
REPÈRE is an index to articles from the most widely read French-language periodicals distributed in Quebec. Of the 243 titles indexed, 157 are from Quebec, 10 from Canada and 76 from Europe.
Most comprehensive index to articles, essays, book chapters, books, and dissertations relating to literature.

ARTFL Project
The ARTFL Project is a full-text database containing nearly 2000 French literature texts.

Search for French-language articles in the humanities and social sciences

Search and read open access books and journals, scholarly blogs, and academic conference information in the social sciences and humanities. Content is in French (primarily) English, German, and Spanish.

Evaluating Journal Articles

Consult our guide  Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals, to help evaluate whether an article is peer-reviewed—i.e., if it has gone through an anonymous formal vetting and editing process—or decide which journal articles will be useful for your essay.