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E-Reference Items for French (9)

Name Description
Cambridge History of French Literature A comprehensive guide to French literature from its beginnings to the present day. Coverage spans Occitan poetry to Francophone writing in the Caribbean and North Africa, intellectual history to current films, and medieval manuscripts to bandes dessinés. [RR]
Collins Dictionaries From HarperCollins Publishers. Coverage includes British & American English dictionaries, a thesaurus, and translation dictionaries for French, German, Italian, and Spanish. The translation dictionaries are bilingual, e.g. French/English, English/French, but the search results provide equivalents in many other languages.
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online Represents important "persons who died between the years 1000 and 1930 or whose last known date of activity falls within these years."
Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics (Second Edition) ELL2 "cannot be surpassed for its depth, currency, interdisciplinary coverage, and sheer comprehensiveness.” Coverage includes  the language situation in countries all over the world, language education policies in the world's major regions, language and the brain, animal communication, second-language acquisition, etc. [RR]
Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment The coverage from 1670 to 1815 includes Western Europe, North America, Brazil, and Iberian, Russian, Jewish, and Eastern European cultures. [RR]
Literary Encyclopedia Covers world literatures in English. Provides "profiles of authors and texts, and basic knowledge on their cultural contexts." Includes major philosophers and philosophies, and information on major historical events. [RR]
Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance Covers all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe, including the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period. [RR]
Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

A collection of fully searchable bilingual dictionaries and unique study materials. Offers coverage of French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Chinese into and from English.

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Usito Dictionary of the standard French language used in Quebec. From Université de Sherbrooke. [RR]

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