- Warwick University Library subject support for French Studies, German Studies, Hispanic Studies, and Italian Studies (with tips for library searches, links to databases...)
- TIP: depending on your particular interests or topic, you may also find valuable suggestions on the library's subject pages for Comparative American Studies, Film & TV Studies, History, History of Art, or Renaissance Studies..!
- For the library skills session: a list of key resources and a search skills: key word exercise compiled by Subject Librarian Mrs Kate Courage.
- List of French databases as recommended by Warwick University Library
- Lists of databases for European Studies and the European Documentation Centre as recommended by Warwick University Library
- More library services: Document Supply and Article Reach
- The Modern Records Centre (with the Marandet collection of French plays, political pamphlets, trade union materials and more...)
- Our very own Transnational Resources Centre.
- Undergraduate careers and skills (tips and resources for improved note-taking, speedy reading, academic writing...)
going further afield
You are welcome and indeed encouraged to visit other research libraries, archives, and relevant collections. Remember that this can be time-consuming, so preparing your visit well is essential.
For reasons of parity, no additional financial resources can be made available.
- Information on using other libraries and applying for a SCONUL-card
- COPAC - a combined catalogue of 90+ UK and Irish national libraries, university libraries and specialist research libraries, including the British Library
- Eduroam allows you to have internet access whilst visiting other participating academic institutions, using your Warwick ITS log-in
The list below provides some examples of the wealth of Internet resources for Modern Languages research.
- TIP: check out the webpages of any learned societies and specialist institutes in your field, e.g. Society for French Studies, the Society for Italian Studies, Society for Latin American Studies, the Institute for Modern Languages Research (School of Advanced Study, London)...
- Don't be afraid to ask your dissertation supervisor, the module convenor, or subject librarian for suggestions!
- Arlima (a medieval studies site with searchable bibliography by author and text)
- The ARTFL-project: a gateway to collections of searchable French texts (including Montaigne, French classical theatre...), historic dictionaries, and the famous Encyclopédie
- Bibliothèques virtuelles humanistes - digitized French Renaissance texts (and some manuscripts)
- Cesar - database on all aspects of French theatre between 1500 and 1600
- La cinémathèque française
- Culturethèque - the digital platform of the Institut français du Royaume-Uni (register to have free access to books, films, interviews...)
- Gallica - the digital repository of manuscripts, printed books, and images of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (access partly restricted to a BnF reader's card)
- Google.fr and Yahoo France (use a French version of the famous search engines)
- Hispanic Studies - internet resources / links compiled by the British Library (includes Lusophone and Latin American topics)
- Historical Texts: JISC platform for accessing thousands of late fifteenth-century to nineteenth-century texts (Warwick log-in required)
- Ina.fr (Institut national audiovisuel)
- Italian Cultural Institute in London (with a library that allows postal borrowing)
- Letteratura.it - a portal for bibliographical research in Italian literature and links to e-texts
- SIEFAR (Société Internationale pour l'Étude des Femmes de l'Ancien Régime)
- Society for Disability Studies
- The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy - entries on Abelard, Derrida, Lacan, Foucault, Voltaire, but also on theories of the emotions and much more.
- Théâtre classique - more than 700 theatrical pieces from 1610-1802
Making the most of your research skills
- Reinvention: an international journal of undergraduate research (Warwick / Monash)
- Undergraduate Research Scholarships Scheme (applications open in December and close early February)
- Society for the Study of French History undergraduate dissertation prize
- Considering postgraduate study? Take a look at the School of Modern Languages & Cultures' postgraduate pages.
The links on this page are not just useful for the dissertation! They can also help you with both formative and summative essays.