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Primary subject databases
Database Description
EBSCOhost databases (all) Search all EBSCOhost databases at once. View Full Description
ProQuest databases (all) Search all ProQuest databases at once. View Full Description

Main databases

Secondary subject databases
Database Description
EBSCOhost databases (all) Search all EBSCOhost databases at once. View Full Description
MLA International Bibliography Comprehensive index for modern languages and literatures providing citations to articles, books, book chapters and dissertations. View Full Description
ProQuest databases (all) Search all ProQuest databases at once. View Full Description
Wilson databases (all) Search the three H. W. Wilson databases we subscribe to on the EBSCOhost platform. View Full Description

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Tertiary subject databases
Database Description
Bibliographie annuelle de l'histoire de France du cinquième siècle à 1958 Print index of books and articles for French history. View Full Description
Erudit Full-text Canadian scholarly publications, chiefly in French. View Full Description
Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text Scholarly journals and popular magazines with reviews and critical analysis of film and television. View Full Description
Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance Interdisciplinary bibliography of scholarly research on the period from 400 to 1700. View Full Description

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

Citation tools:

  • The library can assist you with Mendeley and Zotero
  • For more information, see managing citations

Laurier Library

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.

Waterloo

  • Princess Cinema (6 Princess St W, downtown Waterloo) shows some current French language films

Media Online

Magazines

News

Current Newspapers

News Databases (Current and Historical News)

Music

Listen to Music

Literature

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)