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French and Francophone Linguistics Guide

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  1. Set up the UF VPN: When you're off campus, you will need to use the UF VPN software to access electronic databases, journals and books.
  2. Use a Proxy Server: This option is great if you are only doing a fast search.
  3. Search the library catalog for books or journal titles: Links to online books and journals are also contained within the catalog.
  4. Search subject databases to find articles in journals: If you are trying to decide which database is appropriate for your research, look at the list of databases listed on the Databases and Journals Tab.

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Main French and Francophone Linguistics Databases

At present, ARTFL's main corpus, ARTFL-FRANTEXT, consists of nearly 3,000 texts, ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing.

It abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences.

This resource provides comprehensive documentation of indigenous and immigrant linguistic minorities in Europe. Currently, LME contains articles on Basque, Breton, Croatian, Frisian, Hungarian, the Sámi languages, and Turkish as minority languages (content about further languages is in preparation). New articles will be added annually (in two yearly updates).

It Indexes journal articles about language and linguistics, and the teaching of modern (mostly written) languages.

  • PsycINFO

  • The World Atlas of Language Structures (Online)

Main General Databases

Provides Full-Text Academic Journals Covering the Major Areas of Academic Research.

This database is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997.

Full text for more than 1,500 journals. Indexing and abstracts for more than 3,000 journals. This database offers worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.

JSTOR provides full-text searches of digitized back issues of several hundred well-known journals.

PERSÉE is a portal that grants online access to entire back runs of French journals in the social and human sciences. It consists of full-text research journals published in France. Articles are in French, search language is French.

It offers full-text versions of scholarly journals (humanities and social science) with over 120 publishers currently participating.

  • Web of Science

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