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French Language and Culture: Finding French Language Books

Subject Headings

Books are organized in Library of Congress (LC) number order.

DC 1-947: History of France (3rd Floor)

PC 2001-3761 French Language (4th Floor)

PQ 1-3999 French Literature (4th Floor)

French Literature Reference

Finding French Books at the Mary & John Gray Library

Most French language books are found in the PC2001-PC3761  and the PQ1-PQ3999 call numbers on the 4th floor of The Mary & John Gray Library.

Use a subject keyword search to find books about the literature of a French Speaking country.  These are normally listed under the name of the country (written as an adjective), then specified by era.  

Example: French Poetry 20th Century

Often the subheading "History and Criticism" is added for books that are primarily literary criticism. 

ExampleHaitian Literature History and Criticism

Literary criticism of a specific author is usually listed under the author's name as a subject, followed by the subheading "Criticism and interpretation"

Example:  Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778 Criticism and Interpretation

How to Find Books 1 - Basic Searches


The online catalog includes many e-books. To access library e-books from off-campus, choose one of the e-book databases and log in with your LEA user-name and password:

eBooks on Ebscohost


Finding and Accessing Ebooks