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Research Guides

French Studies (English version)

Electronic resources

At the University of Toronto we have many electronic resources: onine journals, e-books, databases...

Since most of these resources are not free, the University of Toronto Libraries purchase them or subscribe to them, in order to provide access to the University community.

When you're off campus, you can access them from the U of T Libraries web page (including from this research guide), by entering your UTORid and password.

Your libraries

Here are some libraries (among the over 40 at the University of Toronto!) which you will find particularly useful for French Studies:

  • Robarts Library : Our large humanities and social sciences library has over 190,000 books in French. On the 4th floor you will find reference books (dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.) and current periodicals. On the 2nd floor, at the Ask Us desk, you will find librarians to help you. On the 12th and 13th floors you will find the following relevant sections of the "Stacks":
    • P: philology and linguistics in general, 12th floor
    • PC 2001-3761: the French language, 12th floor
    • PN: literature in general, 13th floor
    • PQ 1-3999: French literature, 13th floor
    • PS 9000...: French-Canadian literature, 13th floor
  • Kelly Library: The library of St. Michael's College has over 30,000 books in French, including those of the Joseph Sablé Centre for 19th Century French Studies.
  • Pratt Library: The library of Victoria College has over 15,000 books in French.
  • Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library: This magnificent collection of rare books includes more than 35,000 in French.
  • UTL at Downsview : Not really a library, rather a storage facility containing over 1.5 million books, including over 160,000 in French. When you find a Downsview book in the catalogue, you simply need to click "request" to have it checked out to you and delivered to Robarts Library; you'll be able to pick it up from the Loan Services Desk a day or two later.  (You have a few other options in addition to Robarts: you could choose to have it delivered to Kelly, Gerstein, OISE, UTM ou UTSC.)

Robarts Library