FRE 5100 - Advanced Composition

Subject Specialist Librarian

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Karen Liston
(313) 577-5596
You can make an appointment (above), or frequently at the end of the work day, you can drop in on my Zoom Meeting Room by pasting this URL into your browser: If I'm available, I'll admit you within a few minutes. Try it out - I'd love to see you!

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Reference Desks

Undergraduate (UGL): 313-577-8852
Purdy/Kresge: 313-577-6423
Arthur Neef Law: 313-577-6180
Shiffman Medical: 313-577-1094

Databases - Best Bets!

Databases to Explore

MLA Style Tools

Reference Resources

Catalogs (Books, Films, DVD's, Journal Titles, etc.)

You can also use French Subject Headings in WorldCat!
     For example:  Change the dropdown "Keyword" to "Subject Phrase" in all three search lines.  Then enter:
         litterature francaise
         16e siecle
         histoire et critique
    in each of the three search boxes.

Some other subject phrase searches that work well are:
    Flaubert, Gustave     (i.e. an author's name)
    Critique et interpretation    (French languge subject heading)
    History and criticism  (English subject heading ABOUT the work; rather than the work itself)

Overall Strategy to get Books and Articles

       1.  Search Title of Book in WSU's Catalog
                 - Print & E-Books
        2. Click on MeL button
                 - Request through MeL
                 - Start Over searching MeL by Title or Author
                           - there may be other records!
        3. ILLiad to Interlibrary Loan Books

    When articles won't link, check to be sure WSU really
    doesn't have access:

        1.  Search Journal Title in WSU's Catalog
                  - reveals all holdings by year/volume
        2.  Search database Google Scholar from Library's
             homepage by Article Title
        3.  If still not found, you can "Request this item" be
            delivered to you
                 - click through from database citation, or
                 - use Citation Linker (under Resources)
                 - Interlibrary Loan (login to ILLiad and fill in fields)
                         NOTE: Must register first time only



Litterature francaise

Scholarly Versus Popular Articles