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FREN 102: Beginning French: Getting Started

Resources for your oral presentations!

Subject Encyclopedias for French History and Culture

Subject encyclopedias are excellent starting points for your research.  Scholars write the entries, which typically offer not only an overview of the topic (the who, what, where, and when), but also an account of how experts and others have interpreted the matter over time.  

Start with these subject encyclopedias and branch out as needed. 

Print encyclopedias and dictionaries are located on the first floor of Collins Library.

Online Reference Collections

Not sure where to look?  Each of these online collections will introduce you to a wealth of dictionaries and encyclopedias.

Humanities Librarian

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Katy Curtis
Office: Collins Library 140

Peer Research Advising

Did you know we have TWO dedicated Peer Research Advisors at Collins? The peer research advisors can help you locate, evaluate, and cite sources for your research.


Marcelle Rutherfurd '19
Lindsey Hunt '19
Peer Research Advisors
Find Marcelle and Lindsey at Collins Library, Library 118 (near the Learning Commons). You can drop in or request an appointment.
Spring 2019 Hours
Sundays - Wednesdays   7:00 to 9:00 pm