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Librarian-curated research guide for French resources.

New Books for French

A History of Fascism in France
Reveries of Community
Marie-Antoinette: The Making of a French Queen
A Cultural History of Tragedy
Humour in Contemporary France
1789: The French Revolution Begins

Tips for Searching/Browsing

Browse in these call number areas (5th floor) for books on French language and literature:

Call Number Subject
PC2640 Dictionaries
PC2121 Conversation and phrase books
PC2112 French grammar
PC 2075 History of French
PQ1-PQ3999 French literature

Use these call number areas (3rd floor) to locate books on French history and culture:

Subject Call Number
DC30-34.5 French culture
DC35-424 French history
DC138 French Revolution, 1989
DT521-555 French West Africa
F1001 Canadian history
F1900 Haitian history

Subject headings are often a more accurate and comprehensive way of searching for a topic than keyword searching. Subject headings can be found on the left-hand column of search results in the catalog, or at the end of a book's catalog entry. 

Here are some sample subject searches: 

Not Finding What You're Looking For?

Even if Hekman Library doesn't own a particular book or article that you need, you can borrow or get a copy from another library through our MeL and ILL sharing services. Just use the links below to search outside of Hekman's holdings and make requests - if you have any questions or problems, the librarians are always available to help!

Special Topic: French Authors

Black and white photo of Marguerite Duras. Black and white photo of Emile Zola. Black and white photo of Simone de Beauvoir. Black and white photo of Marcel Proust.