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French Language and Literature: Home

This guide aims to provide an introduction to essential library and electronic resources for French studies at Oxford

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying French at the University of Oxford, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about books and online resources for French, including ebooks, ejournals and bibliographic databases.

Finding books for French studies

Oxford has a wide range of ebooks and printed books for French studies, including the main language and literature collections in the Taylor Institution Library.  For more detailed info about our book collections visit the Books page of this guide.

Key journals

A lot of journals, as well as being available in print, are available online and can be searched via SOLO or eJournals A-Z. Below are a few of the top journals for French studies, but more can be found on the full A-Z and via SOLO.

Key databases

Oxford subscribes to many bibliographic databases. They can be used to locate journal articles, conference proceedings, books, images, data and more. You can find some of the key databases for French studies below.

Slavonic and French Subject Librarian

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Nick Hearn
Taylor Institution Library
(Voltaire Room Office)
St Giles
Mon - Fri 9.00-5.00
Slavonic: Mon, Wed, Fri
French: Tue, Thu,
Tel: 01865 (2)78159

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