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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: Avoid using Google Scholar to search for literature in general, as the search service includes many non-scholarly sources and dishonest, predatory journals. You can however use Google Scholar to try to find specific articles and dissertations in full text that you have already found bibliographic information about in Linguistics Collection or MLA International Bibliography.
  • Linguistics Collection
    Database collection for literature on linguistics and language-related related disciplines. The collection searches simultaneously in the databases Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) and Linguistics Database.
  • MLA International Bibliography
    Database for literature on linguistics and literature.
    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. 
  • WorldCat
    A search service providing information on titles held by more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.


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

  • French Studies Web
    Links to French web resources selected by the American Association of College and Research Libraries.  
  • 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.
  • Project Gutenberg
    Find free full-text books. 

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