When to cite:
- Citing your sources gives credit to other peoples' ideas and helps you avoid plagiarism.
- When to cite
How to cite:
- Citing sources involves referring to the sources in your paper, and creating a citation to the sources in a bibliography.
- There are different ways to cite sources, known as citation styles.
- Common styles include APA and MLA. Styles include the same elements (such as author, publisher, title, and publication year for books), but format the elements differently.
- Details are important! Order of elements, punctuation, capitalization, and spacing all count. Choose a style, find out its format, and use it accurately.
- For more information, see
- The library can assist you with Mendeley and Zotero
- For more information, see managing citations
Searching for articles:
- Article search tips
- Finding articles on a topic
- Better Searching Using AND, OR, NOT
- Locating articles
Searching for books:
Avoid common mistakes in research
The Library has many French films. To find them, type motion pictures French in Primo, choose Laurier Libraries and Audio Visual from the drop down boxes near the search box, then Search.
- Princess Cinema (6 Princess St W, downtown Waterloo) shows some current French language films
- TFO.org (Canada)
- TV5 (Canada)
- Radio-Canada (current)
- Archives de Radio-Canada (historical)
- Têtes à claques.tv (Canada)
- Canal + (France)
- TFI (France)
- France 5 (France)
- Children's shows: Canal J, TFI Jeunesse (France)
- L'Actualité (Canada)
- Châtelaine (Canada)
- Quebec Heritage Web (magazines from regions of Quebec)
- Marie Claire (France)
- Paris Match (France)
- L'Express (France)
- L'Équipe (France, sports)
- France (in English)
News Databases (Current and Historical News)
- good options include:
- for instructions, see Finding Newspaper Articles
Listen to Music
- Naxos and Classical Music Online (French classical music)
- Smithsonian Global Sound (in the left menu, click on World, then search by country for France or Canada)
- Online radio (France)
- Weekly top music charts (France)
The Library has novels, drama and poetry in French.
- Search the Primo catalogue for titles or authors, or try searching for literature France or literature Quebec for an overview.
- Browse the collection, in the call number ranges:
- PQ 1-3999 French literature (7th floor)
- PS 8000-8599 Canadian literature (7th floor)