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Beginner guide to resources available at AUP Library on French

French Call Numbers

To find a specific book in the library, write down the entire call number and note the location (stacks, reference, etc.) and look for the book.  Ask at the Navigation Desk if you need help!

AUP Library books are organized by Dewey Decimal Numbers - here are the basic call numbers for France and the French language:

194 Philosophy of France
440 Romance languages   French
441 French writing system & phonology
442 French etymology
443 French dictionaries
445 French grammar
447 French language variations
448 Standard French usage
841 French poetry
842 French drama
843 French fiction
844 French essays
845 French speeches
846 French letters
847 French humor & satire
848 French miscellaneous writings
944 France & Monaco History


Local Libraries of Interest

French Journals

French Books

Ebook dictionaries


Print Books

WordReference Translation

Dictionaries Online

Can't find an item? Need Help?

If we don't have an article you need, order it!  If unsure, use "Browse a List of Journal Titles" to see if we have the full text in another database. If not order it from us using Interlibrary Loan


If we don't have a book you need, we may be able to borrow it from another library for you.  Look it up in OneSearch first to see if it might be in an electronic collection. If we don't have it, order it from us using Interlibrary Loan.


If you need help in finding what you need, please ask for Research Help.  An AUP librarian may be able to find what you need.  We are happy to help you! 

French Databases

Primo OneSearch

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