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French Studies

Provides annotated links to scholarly resources of particular interest to students & faculty researching at U.Va.



Understanding French Culture
Researching French Studies 


Finding basic but essential information
Mass Media, Newspapers & News


Primary Sources
  • Primary Sources
    [A selection of resources addressing UVA courses]
  • MAPS
    [Databases to search historical maps]


Geographically Organized Resources:


Specific Subjects related to French Studies:


The GOAL OF THIS GUIDE is to highlight the portion of collections held at UVA in French language and direct you to the best resources for the study of French Studies. The guide includes reference works, monographs, journal articles, databases owned or licensed by the library, and links to external web resources. UVA libraries fully support the French Studies at the University of Virginia. The study of French at the University of Virginia cultivates an expansive and critical engagement with the French-speaking world of all periods, from the middle Ages to the twenty-first century.
French Studies at UVA also emphasize its intersections with a variety of other fields and topics, including history, comparative literature, linguistics, philosophy, psychoanalysis, gender and sexuality studies, visual arts and film, music, popular culture, Canadian studies, Francophone studies, and politics.

If you have questions, or suggestions, please email:
Miguel A. Valladares Llata (