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French Language and Literature: Finding Books

Library resources for French language and literature.

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Getting Started

Welcome! In order to find French language and literature resources it is a good idea to start by searching for books.

A few suggested searches that you can use are: French literature and french fiction. To further narrow down your search you can also add history and criticism, women and literature or other limiters like 16th Century or 18th Century.

It is also useful to limit your search to items written in French and this can be done before an initial search or during your search. Before a search all you have to do is select "French" under the "Languages" drop down menu or during your search you can select "French" under the "Languages" heading.

Finding Books in a Specific Language

It is also useful to limit your search to items written in the language and this can be done before an initial search or during your search.

Go the Advanced Search Screen of the URI Libraries Search by clicking on the link below the search box. 

URI Libraries home page with the Advanced Search button highlighted

 

Use the Any Language pull-down menu on the right to select the language.

Advanced search page of the University Libraries with the All Languages pull-down menu expanded.

 

 

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During your search you can select the language under the "Languages" facet on the right that looks like this:

Screenshot of the Language facet on the right side of the URI Libraries Search results page

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