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French: Subject guide for french studies


Search for books and articles

  • ERIC
    ERIC (The Education Resources Information Center) is the world's largest digital database of education literature.
  • Google Scholar 
    NB The search service contains not only scholarly literature but also many non-scholarly sources and dishonest journals. Consequently, you should check that sources are scholarly and that articles are not from journals listed in Cabells - Predatory Reports. To get access to full-text articles in the library’s journal subcriptions, you must active a library link (See Active library links in Google Scholar).
    The open archive HAL-SHS (Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société) is devoted to archiving scholarly literature, published or unpublished, from universities or research institutions in the disciplines of humanities and social sciences.
  • Linguistics Collection
    Database collection for literature on linguistics and language-related disciplines. The collection searches simultaneously in the databases Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) and Linguistics Database.
    The "Système Universitaire de Dokumentation" (SUDOC) catalogue is a French collective catalogue created by Higher Educational and Research libraries and resource centres. A good resource for finding French books, including dissertations.
  • Summon
    In this search service you find the library's printed books, e-books and journal articles. You also find books and articles that are not part of the library's collection. 


Encylopedias and dictionaries

  • Britannica Academic
    Source consisting of Encyclopaedia Britannica and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, among other things. 
    Useful French thesaurus for finding subject terms for searching in e.g. SUDOC.

      More dictionaries can be found in section Fj(x) in the library.


Student theses

    Search for full-text theses submitted at Swedish universities.
  • DiVA
    Find full-text theses and other scholarly works submitted at Högskolan Dalarna.


Other resources

  • Gallica
    Gallica est la bibliothèque numérique de la Bibliothèque nationale de France et de ses partenaires. Différents types de supports sont représentés : imprimés (monographies, périodiques et presse) en mode image et en mode texte, manuscrits, documents sonores, partitions, documents iconographiques, cartes et plans.

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