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FREN 202: Intermediate French: Pays Francophones

Start Your Research at the Library!

Use this guide to get started with your research for FREN 202: Intermediate French!

Use the resources below to learn more about the Francophone country that you have selected to research. Also, check if your country has a government website that would be helpful for your project.

Featured Resources

These resources can provide excellent background information as you begin the research process.

Europa World Plus

This is an excellent place to start your research!  Choose the entry for your country, and then dig down into its history, geography, economy and much more.  Europa also has a tool that will create graphs of comparative statistics between your country and others in the region.

The online version of the Europa World Year Book and the Europa Regional Surveys of the World series. The Yearbook covers political and economic information for more than 250 countries and territories, while the Surveys provide in-depth, expert analysis at the regional, sub-regional and country level.

Resources for Finding Country Information

Data and Statistics

Current Events

Search Primo for Books

To find both print and electronic books available in Collins Library about your country, use the dropdown menu in Primo to select "Collins" and then search for the name of your country, and a keyword, for example:

Tunisia and history

Online Reference Collections

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

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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.
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