The CAT - Find Books and Other Materials at Penn State
You can search TheCAT by entering book titles or authors' names. Authors' names should be listed in TheCAT according to standard French usage and titles should be entered without the initial article (le, la, les).
Examples: Gide, Andre -or- retour de l'enfant prodigue
To do a subject search, it is important to know the LC subject headings. You can also "Browse" by subject headings. Examples of useful subject headings:
French literature -- 16th century
Short stories, French -- History and criticism
Some Call Numbers for French Language and Literature
Numbers in the PC class for language:
PC2813-2898: Old French
PC3201-3366: Provencal (Old)
Numbers in the PN class for literature:
PN801-820: Romance literature
Numbers in the PQ class for literature:
PQ1-3999: French literature
PQ1-771: History and criticism
PQ1300-1595: Old French literature
PQ1600-2726: Modern literature
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