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French Language & Literature

French Language & Literature

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.

Journal article titles are not searchable in QCAT, only the journal source titles. You must use an index or database to find magazine and journal articles (see Indexes below).

Tip: Once you find an article of interest, remember to search the journal title, not the article title, in QCAT.  Use Journal Title Exact from the dropdown menu. Check print and/or e-journal QCAT records for dates covered.

Alternatively, click on the Journals link on the library homepage, to search by journal title or subject for print or electronic journals at Queen's.


Most comprehensive index to articles, essays, book chapters, books, and dissertations relating to literature.
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 ....
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.

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.