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French Resources in Shain Library

Books & Media
Search the Library Catalog to find books, video's, government publications and journal titles. The catalog can be searched by author, title, keyword or subject and contains the holdings of Connecticut College as well as Trinity College and Wesleyan University. To search for books and media outside of the local catalog, use WorldCat.

Books in the Library are arranged by Library of Congress (LC) subject headings.  Examples of LC subject headings that may be useful for locating books and videos relating to French studies follow:

DC 1 -947

History of France

JN 2301 - 3007

Political institutions – France

PC 2001 – 3761

French Language

PQ 1 – 3999

French Literature

Reference books are a useful starting point for your research.  Examples of French studies reference resources available in Shain Library are listed below.  More extensive lists of specific types of reference books in Shain Library related to French Studies can be found at France and French Culture, French Language Dictionaries and French Literature. Information related to the study of world countries, including France can be found at Reference Resources on World Countries.

Encyclopédie Française (1986)|
AE 25 G69  v.1-21[Reference]

Medieval France: An Encyclopedia (1995)
DC33.2 .M44 [Reference]

Encyclopedia of Contemporary French Culture (1998)
DD33.7 .E53 [Reference]

Biographical Dictionary of French Political Leaders Since 1870 (1990)
DC342 B56 [Reference]

Dictionnaire des Peintres Sculpteurs Dessinateurs et Graveurs (1999)
N40 B47 v.1-14 [Reference]

Grand Dictionnaire Larousse Chambers, Anglais Francais/Francais Anglais (1993)
PC2640 G73 [Reference]

Dictionnaire de l'Anciènne Langue Française
PC 2889 G6 v.1-10 [Reference]

The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French (1995)
PQ41 N48 (Reference)

Dictionnaire des Littératures de Langue Française (1994)
PQ41 B4 v.1-4 [Reference]

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