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French Language and Culture


Books are labeled with Library of Congress call numbers, which group them by subject. The libray catalog provides unique call numbers for locating each book.

To search the catalog enter a word or short phrase below:


Most French language books are found in the PC2001-PC3761  and the PQ1-PQ3999 call numberson 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.  

ExampleFrench Poetry 20th Century

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

Example:  Haitian 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

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)


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