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French: Research Help

Welcome to the French Language Research Guide!

This guide is to help you get a jumpstart on French language acquisition by giving an overview of what French language resources are available in the library, along with some quick tips on how to find and use them. This guide was built in support of the SUU French major and minor programs.


Sherratt Library provides access to a number of databases on a wide range of subjects. Below is a list of databases with content related to French language and literature:

Other Online Resources

  • Gallica - Online collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
  • Grevisse - Grammar resources, "Pour l'amour de la langue française."
  • Larousse - Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other online resources.
  • Le Robert - Dictionaries and other language resources.

Periodicals and Serials

Although many of the journals and annuals we have in Sherratt Library are available in electronic form, sometimes a print copy is the only way to go. Below is a list of periodicals and serials we have in print and electronic formats. (Note: Print copies of periodicals are housed in the collapsible shelves on the first level, organized alphabetically by title, where serials are in the book shelves, organized by call number, like books).

Books and eBooks

At Sherratt Library we use the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) system to organize the items on our shelves. These call "numbers"  (they're really letters)  on the spines are used for most of our items, including print books and ebooks. Below is a list of call numbers that relate to French (browsing these sections in the shelves on the 2nd level or in Reference on the 1st level, can reveal resources you never knew you needed)!

Click either of the links below to see a PDF of more complete breakdowns for each number range at the Library of Congress.

PC2001-3761 French (language)


PQ1-3999 French Literature

Librarian for French

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Maralee Carlin
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