French and Francophone Studies: Books/E-books

Recommended resources for your research in French language and literature, and other related topics.

KU Libraries - Catalog

Search Help

KU Libraries use the Library of Congress (LC) Classification to organize books and journals on the shelves. The LC call number range for French Literature is PQ1 - PQ3999.

Library of Congress Classification 

WorldCat (To Find Books at Other Locations)

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Tips for Searching

AND, OR, NOT (Keyword Boolean)

  • use AND, OR, NOT to combine or connect search terms (to narrow or broaden search results)
  • use quotation marks to indicate phrases: "Madame Bovary"
  • use opening and closing parentheses to group search terms
  • use ? to truncate: femme? (will find singular and plural form)

Examples:

Flaubert AND (thème? OR critique?)

Flaubert AND “Madame Bovary”

“ XIXe siècle” AND roman AND France

“social aspects” AND “19th century” AND France

E-book Collections

Information on Finding and Using E-books

E-books allow you to access and read books online from your computer or mobile device. In many cases multiple readers can access the same e-book simultaneously.  E-books also allow you to quickly search, download, print, or link to specific book and chapter content.   

E-books are available in many resources. This guide helps staff and patrons to identify library databses and collections that contain e-books, how to search for them through the library catalog, and how to use them in their coursework and teaching.    In this guide you will find information about:

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