Reference books provide general background information about a topic, an author and his works. They usually indentify additional sources for further research. They are a good place to start your research.
Dictionnaire des Oeuvres Litteraires de Langue FrancaisePQ41 .B4 1994
Baker, Charlotte. "French Studies: African and Maghreb Literature." The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies 72 (2012): 176-9. Web.
Kaiser, Birgit Mara. "The Singularities of Postcolonial Literature: Preindividual (Hi)Stories in Mohammed Dib's 'Northern Trilogy'." Postcolonial Literatures and Deleuze: Colonial Pasts, Differential Futures. Eds. Lorna Burns and Birgit M. Kaiser. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 123-144. Web.
Maerhofer, John W. "Algeria "Revisited": Imperialism, Resistance, and the Dialectic of Violence in Mohammed Dib's "the Savage Night."." College Literature 37.1 (2010): 204-21. Web.
Page, James A., and Jae Min Roh. Selected Black American, African, and Caribbean Authors : A Bio-Bibliography. Littleton, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 1985. Print.
Gale Literary Index
Use this index to locate biographies on authors and critical essays on their writings
Literary Reference Center
Includes information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes
Published annually by Modern Humanities Research Association, it includes long essays summarizing the year's scholarship in each modern language, including Francophone literature.