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Research Guide for French Language and Literature  

This guide is for Southern Oregon University students doing research in French language and literature.
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Finding Books

Note for Summit borrowing: the login process will ask you which Summit college or university you attend; scroll down to Southern Oregon University to select it or type it in the box above the menu. Check the option to stay logged on if you will do another search in Summit during this session.  You will be prompted for your last name, then the form asks for your ID or barcode. Instead, use the first part of your SOU e-mail, the same as your login for My SOU.  This should take you to the Request this item page with information about the book, a place to ask for a particular volume (multi-volume sets only), your pick-up location (set to SOU Circulation in Hannon Library), and, your e-mail, which will be used to notitfy you when the book arrives (usually about 5 days).  Give the e-mail address you are most likely to check. 

French Magazine Websites


SOU's E-Books

Search the Hannon Library Catalog for E-Books:

Article Databases

Francophone News Sources

Top France Newspapers & News Sites - Links from All You Can Read with online access to French newspaper and broadcast media.

Other Francophone nations' online news sites: Haiti,  and African nations with some coverage in French - Algeria, Bénin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, République Démocratique du Congo, Djibouti, Guinea Equitorial, Gabon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania (primarily Arabic sites), Mauritius, Mayotte, Morocco (many in Arabic), République du CongoNigerRéunion, Sénégal, Tunisia

Outre Mer French news online for Guadeloupe, Martinique, and French Guyana

Top Canada Newspapers & News Sites - Links from All You can Read with one line access to Canadian newspapers and broadcast media; the majority are English language sites. 

Le Monde Francophone - list of countries or states with French as official or one of official language(s)


    Finding Books and Media in French

    Hathi Trust Catalog search  (advanced) - Archive of digitized books and other materials; may be limited by language, material type, year, and facets for refining search from results screen. 

    Project Gutenberg Ebook Catalog sample search - Allows limiting by language of original work; may also retrieve translations. 


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