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French Studies: Journals & Databases


Current News Sources

Coverage from January 2001

L'Express - A weekly French newspaper

European Newsstream - Current European news content from 430+ sources 

Nexis UK - Business research database of important industry news

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The following databases are just a small number of available databases.


  • JSTOR 
    (a not-for-profit organization with a trusted archive of important scholarly journals)
  • MLA International Bibliography 
    (contains a collection of 1.6 million citations drawn from 4,400 journals with coverage running from 1963 to the present day)

Dictionaries & Reference Books

  • Oxford Reference Online 
    (contains dictionaries, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press)


  • Film Index International 
    (is an information resource for films and personalities produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute providing international coverage)


A full list of relevant databases for your subject area is available by clicking here.

What is?

A journal is an academic publication that is published regularly, which contains research by academics and researchers.

A database is an online collection of information such as journal articles, reports, case studies, ebooks and images which you can use in your studies. Some databases deal with one format (e.g. journal articles) or one subject while others deal with several subjects (known as multidisciplinary) and contain several formats.

An evaluation of professional or academic work by other experts working in the same field.

Open access is a publishing model for scholarly communication that makes research information available to readers at no cost, as opposed to the traditional subscription model in which readers have access to scholarly information by paying a subscription (usually via libraries).


MIRR is the college's Institutional Repository and is an example of what is available on open access. The repository contains research conducted by MIC lecturers and researchers.

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