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French Language and Literature: Search Books and Articles

Library resources for information about French language and literature.

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Use BobCat to find books and journals in Bobst Library, the Courant Math & Science Library, the Real Estate Library, as well as the libraries of the New School, Cooper Union, and Parsons School of Design.

You can combine search terms in BobCat. For example:

  • To find a biography of Madame de Sévigné use the subject terms: "biography" and "Sevigne."
  • To find criticism on Georges Bataille's writing use the subject terms: "bataille" and "criticism"
  • To find a dictionary of a creole dialect of French, use the terms: "dictionaries" and "creole"


If you are looking for: Use this Search term in BobCat:
Biographical information biography
Bibliographical information bibliography
A Dictionary dictionary
Catalogs catalogs
Journals periodicals
Theater/play information drama
Critical or secondary material criticism
Archival or Manuscript information manuscripts


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