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Books are shelved by subject rather than language, so you may need to use various sections of the JHBB Library for your French course.
French Studies: an introductory guide to finding information (PDF guide) shows you how to find reading lists, print and e-books, and also gives details of useful sections of the library for French Studies.
If you want to find books to help you with study skills, take a look at this online list of Modern Languages study skills resources. It includes topics such as: writing academic essays; spelling, punctuation and grammar; exam preparation and technique; undertaking dissertations and research projects.
Books and other resources for learning French are shelved on Level 2 of the Library, in Zone E (silent study area). Here are some key sections:
We also have access to French online dictionaries:
The Library has a collection of French literature, plus a range of short story collections, easy readers and parallel texts. The main section for French fiction is at 843 on Level 4 of the JHB Library, shelved in Zone E (silent study room). You can use the Library Catalogue to look for specific titles or authors. Here are some highlights:
Crime and thrillers
The Library holds over 300 French films on DVD which you can borrow. Browse the shelves around 791.430944 on Level 4 or take a look at A guide to French films in the Headington Library (PDF).
Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is a service which gives you access to thousands of recorded radio and TV programmes including films from an online archive. It allows users to record programmes which will then be stored on the database. You can search for programmes already recorded, view the programme guide and also search for playlists and create your own. Through BoB you can view many French films and TV series such as Witnesses; Spiral; The Returned.