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French Studies: Reference Sources

A library research guide

Reference Sources for French Studies

Use the following types of reference sources to look up information related to French Studies:

Dictionaries, Thesauri and QuotationsBiographical SourcesEncyclopedias and AlmanacsAtlases, Maps and GazetteersWeb Portals

Dictionaries, Thesauri, and Quotations

General and subject specific dictionaries in any language, dual language dictionaries, thesauri, dictionaries of quotations, and acronym lists.

*Blue asterisk indicates that the resource was recently added to the guide

Online Resources

Available in Print Only

Biographical Sources

Online Resources

Available in Print Only

Encyclopedias and Almanacs

General or subject-specific encyclopedias, almanacs, and other collections of factual information. 

Online Resources

Available in Print Only

Atlases, Maps and Gazetteers

Online Resources

Available in Print Only

Web Portals

Gallica BnFWeb sites and subject-specific search engines available without restriction. See also French Libraries and Catalogs under the Research Tools tab.