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French & Francophone Studies: Finding Books

A resource guide for faculty and students in the French Section of the Department of Romance & Classical Studies at BGSU.

Search Tip

Often, a successful search strategy uses both keyword searching and subject searching:

  1. Do a keyword search to find materials on your topic.

  2. Examine the list of materials to locate one whose content seems to match your topic.

  3. Once you have this one item on the computer screen, look at the subject/descriptor field to determine which subject/descriptor heading best matches your topic.

  4. Do a new search for material on your topic. This time, try a subject search for the subject/descriptor heading that looked promising.

Read Word and Subject Searching to learn more about the different search strategies.

Saved Searches: BGSU Catalog

Searching the Catalogs for Books

To find books, you can search the three main catalogs:

Some books to get you started

Searching for E-Books

Search these ebook collections for possible sources, especially if you're away from campus! If you are using them off-campus, you may need to authenticate with your BGSU username and password.