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United States Military Academy Library

Foreign Languages & Literature: French

This is a guide to resources useful for the study of Foreign Languages and Literature

What You Will Find Here

This page presents general resources for research on French topics. Use the information on this page to get started with your research, or follow the links below to more specific resources for your French courses.


Welcome to the general French page! To the right, there's a list of (and links to) standard French reference books available through the USMA Library. Below you'll find links to French databases where you can find journal articles on French topics and a brief guide to browsing books on various French topics on our shelves. You are also able to search Scout or the Library Catalog; all our books, ebooks, and journals can be found that way.

French Databases at the USMA Library

Looking for journal articles on French topics? The USMA Library offers a variety of French databases that provide access to journal articles to help with your research. Find them here!

French Books in the USMA Library

Are you curious about the French books we have here in the USMA Library? You can always use Scout or the Library Catalog to search for a book on a specific topic, but if you enjoy browsing the shelves, go up to the east side of the 4th floor and find the call numbers that start with "PC." Here's a general listing of subject areas:

  • PC2001-3761                                French
  • PC2700-(3708)                                    Dialects.  Provincialisms
  • PC2813-(2898)                                          Old French


  • PC3201-3366                                            Provencal (Old)
  • PC3371-3420.5                                         Modern patois of South France
  • PC3420.8-3495                                         Langue d'oc dialects
  • PC3721-3761                                      Slang.  Argot

French Reference Books

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