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French Research Guide

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Email:ewa.dzurak@csi.cuny.edu
Telephone:718-982-4021

Table of Contents:
Databases
Catalogs
Reference Sources
Internet Resources and Websites
Journals, Magazines, Newspapers
Media Resources
Statistics


Search databases and indexes to find citations and/or full text for online articles, books, images, or statistics.

Artemis Literary Sources by Gale Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search across several major literature databases such as Literature Resource Center, MLA International Bibliography, Gale Virtual Reference Library, LitFinder, Scribner Writer Series, and Twayne's Author Series to find full text literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.


Gale Virtual Reference Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital reference collection containing over 400 full text encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks, and specialized reference books. Search all titles or browse titles by subject.
Click on the "Title LIst" for contents. Title List


JSTOR Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text access to complete back runs of scholarly journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Coverage for most journals does not include the last 3-5 years. Users can search across the entire database or limit their search to journals in specific subject disciplines. Click here for a search tutorial.


LexisNexis Academic Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A FULL TEXT database that provides a wide range of news, business, legal and reference information from over 5000 sources, among other French leading newspaper - Le Monde


MLA International Bibliography Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Database produced by the Modern Language Association containing citations to books, articles and dissertations on literature, language, linguistics, folklore, and film from 1926 to present.
If there is FULL TEXT, you can click on the link to the "DOI . . . " which is the identifying number for the article.


Project MUSE Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full-text articles from scholarly journals in the humanities, arts, and social sciences primarily covering the fields of literature, history, cultural studies, political science, religion, and the arts. (Books are not available yet)


Search online catalogs to find books, journals, videos, and other materials in library collections.

CUNY+ Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search CUNY+, the university's online catalog, to find books and other resources located in the CSI library and other CUNY libraries. Search tutorial.


WorldCat Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Union catalog containing records of library holdings all over the world. Use WorldCat to locate books, journals, audio and video recordings, and archival materials held by other libraries. If an item you want is not available at CUNY simply click "Find It" to request an interlibrary loan.


Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other reference works available in print or online.

CIA World Factbook: France Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
CIA World Factbook profile of France, including geography, government, economy, and more.


Collins-Robert French-English, English-French dictionary Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
New York : HarperCollins Publishers ; Paris : Dictionnaires Le Robert, 1996.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PC2640 .C69 1996


Encyclopedia of contemporary French culture Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
Location: 1st Fl Reference DC33.7.E53 1998


Encyclopedia of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: A Political, Social and Military History Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access

Location: 1st Fl Reference DC220 .E53 2006 3 v.


French films, 1945-1993 : a critical filmography of the 400 most important releases Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1996.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PN1993.%.F7 B52 1996


French prose and criticism through 1789 Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
New York : Chelsea House Publishers, c1990.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PQ611 .F74 1990


French prose and criticism, 1790 to World War II Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
New York : Chelsea House, c1990.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PQ621.F74 1990


Insiders' French : beyond the dictionary Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Levieux, Eleanor.: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1999
Location: 1st Fl Reference PC280.L38 1999


Larousse dictionnaire compact fran?ais-anglais, anglais-fran?ais. Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access

Location: 1st FL Reference PC2640 .L317 1999


New Oxford Companion to Literature in French Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Encyclopedia of French literature covering major authors, works, and literary movements.

Location: 1st Fl Reference PQ41 .N48 1995


Oxford-Hachette French dictionary : French-English, English-French = Le grande dictionnaire Hachette-Oxford : fran?ais-anglais, anglais-fran?ais / Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access

Location: 1st Fl Reference PC2640 .O83 2007


Paris: city of art Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
New York : Vendome, 2003
Location: 1st Fl Reference N6850.P44513 2003


The Columbia history of twentieth-century French thought Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
New York : Columbia University Press, c2006.
Location: 1st Fl Reference DC33.7.C575 2006


The impressionists Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Philadelphia, Pa. : Running Press, 1990.
Location: 1st Fl Reference ND547.%.I4 A278 1990


Resources freely available on the Internet.

Alliance Francaise Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The largest Alliance francaise in the U.S: French language teaching and cultural events; the largest private French library in the U.S.


Alliance Francaise USA Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official site of Federation of Alliances Francaises in the U.S.A.


Bibliotheque Nationale de France (BNF) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official site of French National Library


Bonjour Quebec Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official tourist site of the government of Quebec


Consulat General de France a New York Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official site of Consulate General of France in New York


France Guide Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official website of the French government tourist office.


France-Amerique Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
France-Am?rique, also known as Le Journal Francais des ?tats-Unis, is America?s largest and only nationwide French-language publication, serving an audience of French expatriates, Francophones and French-speaking Americans.


French Culture Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official Website of the cultural services of the French Embassy in the U.S.A.


French English dictionary Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Online dictionary


French grammar guide Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Online grammar help site


Institute de Francais Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
French Institute site


Legifrance Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official Website of the French government


Louvre Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Louvre, in its successive architectural metamorphoses, has dominated central Paris since the late 12th century. Built on the city's western edge, the original structure was gradually engulfed as the city grew. The dark fortress of the early days was transformed into the modernized dwelling of François I and, later, the sumptuous palace of the Sun King, Louis XIV. Here we explore the history of this extraordinary edifice and of the museum that has occupied it since 1793.


Modern Languages Media Center/CUNY Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Website for CSI modern languages department.


Journals and periodicals available online or in print at the CSI Library.

20 Minutes Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Free daily commuter paper.


Avant Premiere Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
French magazine devoted to film and cinema.


Est Republicain Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
French daily newspaper.


French Culture Now Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
French news resource in English.


French language, subject journals Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
List of journals related to French literature, history and journal in French.


L'Equipe Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
French sports daily.


La Tribune Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
French financial newspaper.


Le Figaro Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
French daily newspaper.


Le Monde Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
French daily newspaper


Lire Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
French literary magazine


Vogue Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
French version of fashion magazine.


Images, audio, video, software, and other media resources.

Art Museum Image Gallery Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital library containing over 155,000 art images from the museum collections around the world. Many include curatorial text, provenance data, multiple views, and related multimedia. Spans artistic creation from 3000 B.C. to the present, with fine and decorative art from the cultures of Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, including Native American and Meso-American peoples.


Coco avant Chanel Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Videorecording - DVD Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Classics : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2010].
Location: Library Media Videos 2139 PN


Essential history of France Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Videorecording - VHS Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, c1997.
Location: Library Media Videos 993 DC


French intellectuals in the 20th century Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Videorecording - VHS 4 v. Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities, c1993.
Location: Library Media Videos 878 DC


Hiroshima mon amour Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Videorecording ; VHS [United States] : Criterion Collection, c2003.
Location: Library Media Videos 1403 PN


La regle du jeu Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Videorecording - DVD [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2004.
Location: Library Media Videos 2038 PN


Le Retour de Martin Guerre = The Return of Martin Guerre Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Videorecording - VHS Los Angeles, Calif. : Embassy Home Entertainment ; New York : New Video [distributor], 1984, c1982.
Location: Library Media Videos 452 K


Madame Bovary Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Videorecording - DVD Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2007].
Location: Library Media Videos 2208 PQ


Marie Antoinette Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
VIdeorecording =- DVD Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2007].
Location: Library Media Videos 1876 PN


Statistics and other numerical data related to the subject.

OECD Stat Extracts: France Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Key Short-Term Economic Indicators for France from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.


Last Modified: Mar 9 2011 1:00PM