Resources for French & Francophone Studies

Library resources available to students of French or Francophone Studies.

Finding Articles on French Language, Literature & Culture

This is a list of Dupré online databases that may have articles, eBooks or other information on French and Francophone Studies. This is not to suggest that you won't find information on your topic on other library databases, it's just a good place to start.


How to Get Back to That Article You Found in a Library Search

Open the library.louisiana.edu home page and click once in the EDS Search Box.

Type a search term - usually a simple word or phrase - into the search box.<br><br>For this example, let's type <b>Meditation</b>

Click <span class="component"><i><b>Search</b></i></span>

Click <span class=""><i><b> Full Text&nbsp;</b></i><b>to bring up listings that have articles attached (or in easy reach).</b></span>

Click <span class=""><i><b> Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals</b></i><b>&nbsp;</b><i></i>if your professor wants you to find articles that are peer reviewed. &nbsp;Note that this will get rid of all the results from newspapers, magazines, audio and video recordings,and most books.</span>

If you see <span class=""><i><b>PDF Full Text&nbsp;</b></i>you can click on it for instant access to that article just as it was printed.</span>

To save the citation information your professor will require if you use it in a paper, click the little yellow&nbsp;<span class=""><i><b>Cite&nbsp;</b></i><b><i></i></b>icon on the right</span>

Scroll down the list to find the citation style your professor requires - ALA, APA, or MLA. &nbsp;<b><i>H</i></b><span class=""><i><b>ighlight </b></i>the citation and copy it, using CTRL-C or right click and choose "Copy"</span>

Open the document where you are keeping notes on your research, and Right click to&nbsp;<span class=""><i><b>Paste without formatting </b></i>or press<i><b> Ctrl+Shift+V</b></i></span>

If that doesn't work, and the citation you pasted looks funny, just remove the formatting. &nbsp;<br><br>In Google Docs, click the very last button under&nbsp;<span class=""><i><b>More </b></i>(or just the very last button on the right of the toolbar) that looks like a <i><b>Tx</b>.<br><br></i></span>

To grab a permalink that will take you back to your article the next time you need it, Click the&nbsp;<span class=""><i><b>Permalink button </b></i>that looks like a little chain link</span>

When you click <span class=""><i><b>Permalink&nbsp;</b></i>it makes a long web address appear at the very top of the page. &nbsp;This is the address that can get you to that article from any computer with internet access. &nbsp;You need it!</span>

Copy the&nbsp;<span class=""><i><b>Permalink&nbsp;</b></i>by clicking it to select the whole address and then pressing CTRL-C or right clicking and choosing "Copy" from the menu</span>

Return to your notes document and paste that link below your citation. &nbsp;Hit the space bar after pasting and it will automatically turn into a clickable link. &nbsp;<br><br>That's it. You're done.

Finding an Article Citation

Found an article you think you need but can't find the full-text in the Dupré Library catalog or article database?

Ordering Articles Not Available at Dupré Library

LinkSource Logo  Many online databases link to full-text articles, either directly or through the Library's LinkSource service. If the article is not available full-text, LinkSource can search the Library's holdings for a print copy of the article. LinkSource also facilitates an ILLiad request when a Dupré Library copy is not available, which allows you to order the article via Interlibrary Loan. Look for the Link Source logo when using online databases.