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This page lists core resources available for research in French Studies. For additional resources related to French Studies, check the other guides linked to in the righthand sidebar. 

For a full list of Wheaton's electronic resources, consult this list.
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MLA International Bibliography Restricted Resource openURL
Indexes critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics and folklore, including journal articles, series, monographs, dissertations, bibliographies, and proceedings; via ProQuest; 1926 - present.
Persée Some full text available
Digital library of French-language scholarly periodicals, mostly in the humanities and social sciences. 
Repère Restricted Resource
Indexes and abstracts French language periodicals. Includes full text for over 190 periodicals. 1980 - present. Note: use VPN for off-campus access
In French, articles from a growing number of publications in humanities and social sciences, supported by the French National Book Centre.  Plenty of free articles, excellent search options. 
NB: a fee might be required for the full text of some articles.  Be aware before you download.
ARTFL Restricted Resource
Full text database of nearly 2,000 works in French, ranging from classic literature to non-fiction and technical writing. Subjects include literary criticism, biology, history, economics, and philosophy, from medieval times onward. 
JSTOR Restricted Resource Some full text availableopenURL
Full text backfiles of over 2,000 core scholarly journals in humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Includes over 70 current titles, such as all University of Chicago Press journals. For all other titles, JSTOR does not contain the most recent 1-7 years of content. Many of these titles are continued in Project Muse or in the Library's print and/or electronic subscriptions. Use the yellow arrow, then the ArticleLinker button to link to content on an external site or check Journal Finder for complete holdings information.
Project Muse Restricted Resource Some full text available
Full-text current and archival articles from 580+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. The Library's subscription also includes over 1,800 e-books. Updated continually.


CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online) Restricted Resource
Indexes a wide range of scholarship in international affairs, including working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, conference proceedings, books, journal articles, and policy briefs. Much is in full text. Includes links to international affairs centers, institutes, environmental studies web pages, news media, and US, international, and foreign government sites.
Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance Restricted Resource openURL
Indexes scholarly journal articles on the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400 - 1700 A.D.).
Historical Abstracts Restricted Resource openURL
Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations pertaining to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (not including United Sates, Canada, or pre-history; for US and Canada, use America: History and Life); 1955 - present. 
Humanities Full Text (H.W. Wilson) Restricted Resource Some full text availableopenURL
Indexes journals in the disciplines of archaeology and classical studies, art, folklore, history, language and literature, literary criticism, music and performing arts, philosophy, and religion; includes over 320 full text journals; 1984 - present.
PAIS International and PAIS Archive Restricted Resource openURL
Indexes materials relating to political, social, and public policy issues. Citations include journal articles, books, directories, conference proceedings, pamphlets, reports, and government documents; a ProQuest database; 1914 - present. 
Sociological Abstracts Restricted Resource openURL
Indexes journals, dissertations, conference papers, and selected books in sociology and related disciplines. A ProQuest database; 1952 - present. 


Public opinion polls on various subjects conducted throughout the European Union; 1973-present. 
Note: The raw data behind these polls is available at ICPSR as well as GESIS
European Union Open Data Portal
Open data repository of the European Union; contains a wealth of data on subjects including business and economics, energy and the environment, and labor and social issues. 
Insee (Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques)
Insee.fr is the official site of France's public statistics.
UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Provides in-depth statistics on culture, education, science, and technology in more than 200 countries. 


Blue Mountain Project: Historic Avant-Garde Periodicals for Digital Research Some full text available Resource contains images
Digital collection of often rare European art, music, and culture periodicals from 1848 to c. 1923.
Europeana Some full text availableopenURL Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
 "Explore millions of items from a range of Europe's leading galleries, libraries, archives and museums. Books and manuscripts, photos and paintings, tv and film, sculpture and crafts, diaries and maps, sheet music and recordings, they're all here."
The large and growing collection of digitized full-texts and images of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
HathiTrust Digital Library Some full text available
Digital library created from the collections of major research libraries in the United States and around the world. Items range from medieval Arabic manuscripts to early modern European incunabula, from colonial American pamphlets to 19th-century treatises on natural history. Although a part of the collection is only accessible to members of participating/contributing institutions, many materials (particularly those no longer in copyright) are freely accessible.
Subject Specialist
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Daniel Becker
Humanities Liaison and Interim Liaison for Political Science and Sociology
Tel: x5601

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Documenting Your Research
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