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Modern Languages: French Resources

This research guide features resources and strategies for finding information and conducting research related to Modern Languages

WELCOME TO THE FRENCH LANGUAGE RESOURE GUIDE

Information found on these pages includes language specific sources as well as resources about the arts, culture, music, literature and religion of French speaking countries.  

Presented below are call numbers and subject headings useful in finding French materials on the library shelves as well as  sample titles found in the Jerry Falwell Library Collection.

Also listed below are directions for typing French accent marks on a PC.

The books listed include a combination of eBooks and physical titles.

CALL NUMBERS FOR FINDING FRENCH RESOURCES

General topic categories and their corresponding Library of Congress catalog numbers are listed below. 

 

SUBJECT HEADINGS FOR FINDING FRENCH MATERIALS

The following are sample Library of Congress subject headings useful for finding materials about France and the French language in the Jerry Falwell Library catalog and databases.

French Language - Dictionaries

French literature - 18th century (or desired century)

French literature - Women authors - History and Criticism

French Poetry - 20th century (or desired century)

Surrealism (Literature) - France

If you find an item that is useful for your topic, check to see what other subject terms were assigned to it. You can use those terms to expand your search. 

Example:

A book about French history had the following subject terms attached to it. 

FRENCH REFERENCE BOOK RESOURCES

TYPING FRENCH ACCENT MARKS ON A PC