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French Language and Literature: Books

Library catalogs and text collections

You will find books owned by the UGA Libraries through Multi-Search, which also finds journal articles. See the Articles tab in this guide for more on Multi-search. For search results including books only, and for going beyond what UGA owns, try the following:

GIL-Find: Locate books, ebooks, and videos. Searches the bibliographic description of items (author, title, subjects, sometimes table of contents), but not the full text. Borrow books from other libraries in the University System of Georgia if UGA does not own the book or our copy is checked out by another patron.

WorldCat: A very large shared catalog of books owned by libraries worldwide, although mostly in North America, Great Britain, and Western Europe. It will take your research far beyond what UGA owns, and most books can be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.

Google Books and HathiTrust: Although not traditional library catalogs, Google Books and HathiTrust are projects that digitized the full text of print collections in a number of major university libraries. Both go beyond library catalogs in searching the contents of books on library shelves. Some of the books are out of copyright and may be read in their entirety. Others are still in copyright but can be searched by keyword. Once you've identified a book you need, click on 'Find in a library' or search GIL-Find.

Gallica: Search and access the full text of out-of-copyright books in French.

ARTFL: (Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language). ARTFL can be used by researchers in French literature and linguistics to search a large corpus of texts for occurrences of words. The main corpus, ARTFL-FRANTEXT, consists of nearly 3,000 texts, ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing. The eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries are about equally represented, with a smaller selection of seventeenth century texts as well as some medieval and Renaissance texts.  Genres include novels, verse, theater, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises.

Your Librarian

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John Prechtel
Main Library Research & Instruction Department

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