The complete list of databases is available through the Library's Electronic Resource Finder.
The library databases for this grouping index publications mostly from Europe and the U.S. MLA, Cairn, Historical Abstracts, and Periodicals Index Online are also good article databases for locating discipline-specific reviews in French or Francophone studies as are specific journals like The French Review or French Studies.
Some sources to peruse for new French publications include:
Find dissertations by searching Proquest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT), which indexes graduate dissertations from over 1,000 North American, and selected European, graduate schools and universities from 1861 to the present. Dissertations published since 1980 include brief abstracts written by the authors and some feature 24-page excerpts. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and some full text coverage for older graduate works.
Also see Find Dissertations and Theses for other specialized sources. Dissertations completed at UC Berkeley and at other UCs can be found in UC Library Search, limiting to dissertations under "Resource Type."
Older dissertations not available full text may be obtained through Interlibrary Loan.
For more extensive indexing of doctoral dissertations and theses from Western Europe, here are a few other resources to consult: