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Francophone Studies : Books & E-books

Scope Note

Examples of primary sources:

  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Theatre
  • Essays

Examples of secondary sources:

  • Literary criticism
  • A collection of critical essays or articles
  • Conference proceedings
  • Reference materials
  • A revised dissertation

How to find Francophone Studies books

By region

Use the corresponding call numbers to browse for Francophone literature in the Library Catalog or in the Stacks:

  • Europe (not France) - PQ3810-3890
  • Canada - PQ3900-3919.3
  • Caribbean - PQ3940-3949.3
  • Asia - PQ3960-3979.3
  • Africa - PQ3980-3989.3
  • Oceania - PQ3990-3999

By genre

Substitute the following words for "literature" in the subject headings to search by genre:

  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Drama

e.g., French-Canadian fiction; West Indian poetry (French).

Use the subheading "History and criticism" to find secondary literary criticism about a particular literature or author.

e.g., African drama (French)--History and criticism

Francophone E-books

Our library's catalogue search function will also offer full-access or limited-access to certain works in e-book format on databases such as Proquest Ebook Central and Project Muse.

If we don't have the book...

Try using Interlibrary Loan.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) offers free access to materials needed for coursework and scholarly research which are not currently available within the UW-Madison or UW System collections. This service is limited to UW-Madison faculty, staff and students.

Before placing an Interlibrary Loan request be sure the item is not available locally.  See Find & Request Materials for details.

You may also consult the ILL FAQ here.