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French 302

This is a course guide for Prof. Miner's French 302 class in Spring 2020.

Biographical and Background Info

Find Articles

Start with a multi-disciplinary database:

Then move on to a subject-specific database:

Finding books

Use subject headings to search more powerfully in the library catalog.

You can think of subject headings like "tags" that the library uses to identify works on a common topic. For example, one of the easiest way to find books of literary criticism about Miguel Cervantes is to do a subject search using the catalog's official subject heading:

Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation


Start your search with the name of the author and add words for criticism or interpretation. For example:

Cervantes criticism

You can also search by country and century. For example:

French fiction - 19th century - History and criticism

German literature - History and criticism

Once you've found a book that's relevant to your topic, click on one of the Subject headings/Topics in the record (for example, "War in Literature") and it will take you to more relevant books.

Librarian for Literature, Cultural Studies, and Linguistics

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Carl Lehnen
Richard J. Daley Library
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60607