This book is an introduction to the complexities of library research for the student of French literature. addresses the structure of the modern American academic library, giving particular attention to the exploitation of information in the card catalog, interlibrary loans, and the reference function. is a selective bibliographic guide to the more important information resources (dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, etc.) likely to be found in the medium to large college or university library. Each title listed in this section is annotated as to scope and coverage, and the introduction to each type of reference tool includes a list of standard library subject headings for further library research. The final chapter provides practical suggestions on how to "get ready for research" on a term paper, as well as suggestions for further readings that explain the purposes and methodology of literary scholarship.