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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

French and Francophone Studies: Reference Works

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias


See also the resources to the left in the box for Dictionaries and Encyclopedias.

Literature Resource Center UIUC 

The Literature Center offers some biographies of well-known French authors. 


Contemporary Authors UIUC

A bio-bibliographical guide to current writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television, and other fields. Provides complete biographical and bibliographical references for more than 90,000 authors in the U.S. a nd around the world.