FRE 5100 - Advanced Composition

Subject Specialist Librarian

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Karen Liston
(313) 577-5596
You can make an appointment (above), or when I'm available, 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