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French Language and Literature

French literature and language call numbers

How to find books in the Koerner Library:

The main French Language and Literature collections are found at Koerner Library on the first floor under the following call numbers:

  • PC 2001-3761 Books on French language
  • PQ 1-3999  French literature and books on French literature
  • PR8309-9680/PS8001-8599 French-Canadian literature

When you find a book in the Catalogue, you need to take note of the call number in order to be able to locate the book on the shelf.

How to read an "LC" call number (Library of Congress classification system), courtesy of l'Université du Québec à Rimouski. : Lire la cote

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Finding Historical Books

You can search UBC's collection of rare books here or access some of the greatest collections from Europe in the following digital libraries:

Cambridge Companions

Cambridge Companions  offer many titles of relevance to French literary studies (and only a selection is offered here).  Not only are there companions to particular authors such as Baudelaire, Flaubert, Zola but also on more general topics such as the French novel, French culture or medieval French literature.

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