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French and Francophone Studies

A guide to resources on French and Francophone literatures and cultures at Penn State.

Books & eBooks

The CAT - Find Books and Other Materials at Penn State

You can search The CAT by entering book titles or authors' names. Authors' names should be listed in The CAT 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
  • 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:

PC2001-3761: French
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 

How to find materials NOT at Penn State: