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French Language and Literature: Research Databases

This guide outlines key resources and strategies for searching French language and literature at the Syracuse University Library

Article Databases

Vendor: Proquest
Description:Index to critical materials on literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore. Proved access to citations from worldwide publications, including periodicals, books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, bibliographies and also MLA Directory of Periodicals. (Dates covered: 1926 - Present)  
Vendor: University of Chicago
Description: The ARTFL implementation of the FRANTEXT database (formerly the Trésor de la Langue Française) consists of nearly 2000 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. Subjects include literary criticism, biology, history, economics, and philosophy.  
Vendor: H.W. Wilson
Description: Index and abstracts to 465 periodicals in archaeology, art, classics, film, folklore, journalism, linguistics, music, the performing arts, philosophy, religion, world history, and world literature. Indexing from February 1984 to the present, abstracts from March 1994. Updated monthly.

Additional Databases

Harvard Guide to Using Sources

Vendor: Harvard College Writing Program

Description: A Guide that explains many aspects of how to use a source.

Visual Databases

Database: ARTstor 
Vendor: ARTstor 
Description: Collection of 300,000 images for use in the teaching and study of art, architecture and archaeology. Specialized image collections include Asian art, Native American art and culture from the Smithsonian, the MoMA collection for architecture and design and the Schlesinger photograph collection on the history of women in America.
Vendor: Archivision
Description: Archivision is a core architecture collection representing major Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, 18th & 19th Century and Modern sites. The collection also includes gardens & parks, city skylines, cityscape
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SURFACE is an online repository of scholarly output from Syracuse University.  Here you can find articles, presentations, and other materials from the French Department.