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French 105-6: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE FRENCH? (Licops): Reference

Reference Tools

Sources for background information include specialized encyclopedias, biographies, dictionaries, atlases and much, much more. Below are a few examples of reference resources located in the Reference Room. All titles are isted in NUcat.

Guide to French Literature
MAIN Reference L 840.3 L664g

Historical dictionary of French cinema
MAIN Reference 791.43094 O81h

International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers
MAIN Reference 791.4309 I612 2000

Multicultural Writers since 1945
MAIN Reference 809.045 M961

Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies
MAIN Reference 809.89172 E56

Reference Guide to World Literature
MAIN Reference 809 R332

Encyclopedia of World Cultures
MAIN Reference L306.03 E56

Encyclopedia of Contemporary French Culture
MAIN Reference 944.0803 E56

French Culture and Society
MAIN Reference 944.03 F873

There are also many online reference tools such as Gale Virtual Reference Library and Credo Reference that allow you to search across a number of dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, etc.

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