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French Language & Literature Resources: Poetry

General resources for those taking French classes at Lane

Recommended Subject Headings

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Here is the relevant Library of Congress classification for 

French literature: 

When conducting a search for various titles related to French Poetry or Literature, the following LC subject headings will be very useful:

French literature – History and criticism

French literature – Philosophy

French literature – Translations into English

French poetry

French poetry – To 1500

If you would to begin a search in the library catalog, click here

University of Oregon Library

Knight Library 

The Knight Library at the University of Oregon has an impressive number of titles on the subject of French poetry. Click here to search the UO Libraries Catalog.

Here is a sample list:

Books & eBooks

Below is a sample of French poetry books in the LCC Library collection:

Recommended Database for Poetry Research


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Reference Collections

Looking for background information on a poet? Try searching the reference databases below:


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Credo Reference

Use Credo Reference to search and access over 460 high-quality encyclopedias and dictionaries and other reference works in a wide variety of subject areas. To begin your search, click on the link below:

Credo Reference


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Oxford Reference Online

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Gale Virtual Reference

Provides access to nearly 100 complete reference works, including encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks. To begin your search, click on the link below:

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French Language Poets

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Click on the link below for list of French Poets assembled by Wikipedia:

French Poets

Poetry in Translation

This website contains translations of classic texts by famous poets as well as original poetry and critical works. Click on the link below:

Poetry in Translation

Google Scholar

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Google Scholar is a simple way which makes it easier for students, researchers and people associated with the academia to conduct broad research for scholarly literature, articles, peer-reviewed papers, thesis, books and various academic resources. It is important to note that the full texts of articles in Google Scholar are not necessarily available freely to all searchers. Students using Google Scholar are encouraged to contact or meet with librarians and talk how they can obtain the full-text of an article(s) or the entire book.

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