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French & Francophone Studies: Articles


Because you're more than likely to be using articles & other electronic resources for your research, this page is the best place to start with your research. You'll find links to French-language-specific databases, databases that cover a wide range of areas of study (multidisciplinary), some databases that are discipline-specific & likely to have materials you can use, & some other links that I think can be useful, depending on what your research focuses on.

Multidisciplinary Resources

Covering a broad range of subjects and topics for numerous disciplines, these resources are a good place to start your research.

Recommended Resources


Recommended Resources


French Government & Other Sources of Quality Information Le Gouvernement français L’Education nationale Ministère de l’économie, des finances, et de la relance Musées nationaux Musées nationaux Centre de recherche pour l’étude et l’observation des conditions de vie Institut national d’études démographiques Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale Institut français d’opinion publique

French Media Journal télévisé  (8h, 13h et 20h) Le Figaro (droite, centre droit; plus ancien journal, fondé en 1826) Le Monde L’Humanité (Communiste) Libération (Socialiste) La Croix (Catholique) Le Parisien Ouest-France Le Nouvel Observateur Le Point (comme Time) Loisirs magazine (satirique) Charlie Hebdo

Background Research on a Country

In many research scenarios involving societal, historical, political or artistic issues related to a particular country, students will want to get to know that country first and weave that knowledge into the specific topic of interest.

An entire library guide has been devoted to research resources targeting country backgrounds.  Please refer to the following guide at a starting point.

French Linguistics

Non-Scholarly Resources

Help With Citations

Depending on the focus of study within French/Francophone Studies, students will want to refer to the citation style guide that is appropriate for their academic field (e.g., MLA for language and literature, Turabian for history, ASA for sociology).