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French Women of Letters: Books

This guide provides information on how to research French Women Writers. The guide is not meant to be comprehensive. If you need further assistance with your research, please contact a Research Librarian.

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How to Search for Books

Searching for Library Sources

Combined Author/Title option

  • quickest way to find an item if you know the author and title
  • use the Author or Title options only if you know the exact forms

Subject option

  • yields only items catalogued under prescribed subject headings (i.e., Library of Congress headings; see list of possible subject headings below). If you are not familiar with these, use:

Keyword Option (words from the title)

  • usually yields more hits as it searches author, subject headings, titles and series

Subject Keyword is also useful. 

Subject Headings to try

  • french women authors: Women authors, French
  • french women novelists: Women novelists, French
  • french women poets: Women poets, French

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