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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

French and Francophone Studies: Literature

Featured Resource: Fabula



Launched in 1999 by Alexandre Gefen and René Audet, Fabula is an an online resource and a meeting place for researchers in the broad field of literary studies. The site includes articles published in their journals, call for papers, and news of interest to readers.

Relevant Databases--in order of relevance

Project Muse provides full-text access to over 200 scholarly journals in the following fields: literature and criticism, history, visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, and many others.

JSTOR provides page images of back issues of the core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and basic sciences from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication. Users may browse by journal title or discipline, or may search the full-text or citations/abstracts. New issues of existing titles and new titles are added approximately on a weekly basis.

Print Bibliographies

Bibliographies of literary criticism for French-language literature are available two forms: online and in print. Online databases tend to be limited to works dating from the last few decades and to journal articles and book chapters (but often omit full books). Print bibliographies usually cover articles and books and can go back many years, perhaps even centuries. A list of online article indexes can be found in the box below.

Major Print Bibliographies:

Bibliographie der französischen Literaturwissenschaft. Otto Klapp, ed. Annual. Frankfurt: Vittorio Klostermann, 1956--.For help with BFL, aslo known as Klapp after the editor, see the box below. This resource is now online: Klapp-Online

French XX bibliography. French Institute-Alliance Française, from 1885-2921.

~To find more print bibliographies on French literature, search the  using the subject heading French literature--bibliographies. and searching by SUBJECT.

To find bibliographies on specific authors, perform a subject search in the Online Catalog for the author's name (last name, first name) and the word "bibliography".