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French and Francophone Studies: Home

Scholarly Sites for French Studies


H-France’s mission may be succinctly stated:  to promote scholarly work and discussion on the history and culture of the Francophone world through digital form. H-France has become the largest scholarly organization for Francophone history and culture in the Anglophone world.

French Dictionaries

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For a listing of French dictionaries, visit the French Linguistics tab.


Welcome to the French and Francophone Studies Library Guide! The guide brings together print and online resources. There are two kinds of online resources: freely available on the web (labelled as WWW) and subscription-based (labelled as UIUC). The subscription-based resources are only available to UIUC affiliates.

Library Easy Search

Please keep in mind that the Library Easy Search is best used to search for known items and not for beginning a research project.


To go to Google directly.

For a full guide to Google searching, go to


To access Library electronic resources from off-campus, connect through the campus VPN. Follow the instructions on this page:

Make sure to select TUNNEL ALL and not Split Tunnel.

Subject Guide

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Literatures and Languages Library
225 Main Library
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-2220


Citing Sources and Citation Management

Properly citing sources is part of research. The Library has an excellent guide for Citing Sources

The Library also has guides to popular citation management systems.

You can also Google to find help from the software vendors themselves, such as: