Key Resources: 

Full text literary criticism, author information, links to books and journal articles in all areas of literature. Great starting point
Good, reputable French dictionary. Contact the Research Help Desk https://library.carleton.ca/services/research-help to get the username and password
E-book to help with improving your writing in French. Can download pdf of chapters or read online
E-book, gives an overview of how to approach literary studies (You can ignore ch. 3 which deals specifically with English literature)