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Modern Languages and Literatures: French

A guide to resources for research in Modern Languages & Literatures.


an outdoor patio surrounded by shops

Want to browse the stacks on the second floor for French language and literature materials.

Try these call number ranges:

  • DC33-39.3 French Social Life & Customs (3rd Floor)
  • GR160-162.5 French Folklore (3rd Floor)
  • PC2001-3761 French Language
  • PQ1100-3999 French Literature
  • PQ1-771 History and criticism (French Literature)

Photo: Shops in the town of Cognac, where the famous brandy (distilled wine) was first developed. Courtesy of CIA WorldFact Book.


Language Lessons and Grammar Guides

Audio, Images, Videos and more...

Radio, Television, and Newspapers

  • Le Monde: One of the most widely read French newspapers.
  • Le Figaro : The oldest and second-largest national newspaper in France founded in 1826 and published in Paris.
  • Revues: scholarly journals in French.

Video Collections

  • Gumberg Library: The library has a collection of foreign language films. You can search the library catalog using the guided search feature in order to limit by language French and material type DVD.
  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: The Main Library in Oakland as well as some of the branch libraries have an extensive foreign film collections that can be checked out.

Bilingual books?

Looking for bilingual books so that you can practice your reading skills?

Try a search in Google using this search phrase:

Bilingual OR dual language books

You can also throw in a language. For example:

Bilingual OR dual language books French AND English

French Translation Tools

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