FRENCH 102: Writing in French

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Once you've searched an index to find articles, you may need to use  to link to a PDF or html file if the full text is not immediately available. Each databas is a bit different, but a good rule of thumb is this: when you see the UC-eLinks icon click on it to view your article access options, which can range from full text to a call number to an Interlibrary Loan request:

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Article Indexes and Databases

Listed below is a broad selection of article indexes recommended for research in French Studies. For additional resources, please consult the Library's Electronic Resource Finder.



Bibliographie historique et critique de la presse périodique
... / par Louis Eugène Hatin. Paris: Firmin-Didot frères, fils et cie, 1866.
Doe Reference AP1.36.F8.H3
Bancroft Reference Z6956.F8 H2
Online via HathiTrust 

Bibliographie des révues et journaux littéraires des XIXe et XXe siècles / par Jean-Michel Place et André Vasseur. Paris: Editions de la Chronique des lettres françaises, 1973.
Main Stacks PQ281.A12.P4 v.1-3:1 (1973-1974)

French Literary Journals: A Selected Annotated Guide / by Anna Danuta Kaczynska Berkeley: University of California, Library, 1977.
Doe Reference PQ100.A12.K3
NRLF/Main Stacks PQ100.A12.K3

Repère. Edition abrégée. Montréal: Services documentaires multimedia: Bibliothèque nationale du Québec, 1994-  "Index analytique d'articles de periodiques de langue française" which continues Periodex, Radar and Périodex.
Doe Reference AJ7.I512 Periodical Indexes Latest 5 years
Main Stacks AJ7.I512

Revue d'histoire littéraire de la France. Paris: A. Colin, [1894-]
Continued in part by: Bibliographie de la littérature française (XVIe-XXe siècle).
Main Stacks PQ2.R51
Current issues in Heyns Reading Room and via CAIRN
BOUND 1(1894)-107(2007); later issues unbound.
CUMULATIVE INDEXES: 1(1894)-46(1939)

Les revues littéraires belges de langue française de 1830 à nos jours / Paul Aron, Pierre-Yves Soucy. Ed. rev., corr. et augm. par les auteurs... Vanleemputten. Bruxelles: Labor, 1998.
Main Stacks Z2405.A76 1998

Library Databases

  • MLA International Bibliography
    Indexes journal articles, series, monographs, dissertations, bibliographies, proceedings and other materials supporting critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. Sponsored by the Modern Language Association.
  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index (Web of Knowledge)
    Indexes over 1,000 of the leading arts and humanities journals, and provides searching of footnoted citations.
  • Cairn
    Offers the most comprehensive collection of French and Belgian journals in the humanities and social sciences available online.
  • Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
    Covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.
    Indexes over 3,000 journals, books, dissertations, and other American and European sources covering the humanities, social sciences, and economics.
  • Historical Abstracts
    Indexes over 2,000 journals, as well as historical book reviews and dissertations, published worldwide about all aspects of world history (excluding US and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Articles covered were written from 1954 to the present.
  • Humanities International Complete
    Indexes thousands of journals, books and other published sources from around the world, with full text of over 770 journals.
  • IBZ - Internationale Bibliographie der Zeitschriftenliteratur
    Indexes over 5600 journals worldwide, specializing in the humanities and the social sciences.
  • International Medieval Bibliography (IMB)
    Indexes over 4500 periodicals and 5000 conference proceedings, essay collections, Festschriften, edited volumes, conference proceedings, and exhibition catalogues covering all aspects of the middle ages (400-1500 A.D.) in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.
  • ITER: Gateway to the Renaissance
    Indexes over 300 journal titles to create a bibliography of articles, essays, books and reviews related to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (400-1700). Includes a number of databases useful to the fields of classical, medieval, and Renaissance studies such as Iter Italicum, a catalog of Renaissance humanistic manuscripts found in libraries and collections around the world.
  • Literature Resource Center (LRC)
    Indexes biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers by providing access to content of numerous print counterparts including Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, and Dictionary of Literary Biography.
  • Periodicals Index Online (formerly PCI)
    Indexes millions of articles published in over 4,700 periodicals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. A sister database, Periodicals Archive Online, provides a full-text archive of some 475 journals published between 1802 and 1995.
  • Persee: portail des revues scientifiques en sciences humaines et sociales
    Open access portal to back issues for scholarly journals in the Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities.
    A freely available portal to over 100 French language journals in the humanities and social sciences.
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