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French Courses & Research: Overview Sources

The BEST Encyclopedias

These are the main sources for French word reference.

          Encyclopedia Databases

          You can also search some overview articles in our databases.

          EB - general overview of most topics

          Credo has more in-depth articles from subject-specific encyclopedias:

          Oxford Reference Online will have more literary/cultural information:

          Overview Sources in Print Sources

          Browse the shelves at 440's (language), 840's (literature), and the 940's (history) in Reference and the 1st floor.