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French Language and Literature: Subject Guide: Reference

About reference sources

Reference works like encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, and other collections of information may help you:

  • Understand historical or social context
  • Gather statistics and other supporting data
  • Brainstorm ways to narrow or broaden your research topic
  • Identify additional sources of information

You can find print and digital reference works by searching the WorldCat Local online catalog.  Use the drop-down menu to limit your search to the reference collection.

Digital Reference Sources

Use these sources to quickly search for your topic across several reference works at a time.


REFERENCE, 1st floor Index shelving
Repère is a print index located on the index shelves near the Literary Societies Alcove. It is published in Quebec, and indexes many popular French and French-Canadian periodicals.