Tuesday December 18, 2018

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 3 – FSF3U1-14

Click here to download a copy of your assignment.

Ms. Forget’s Grade 11 French class is coming in to work on their research on francophones célèbres.

There’s a whole big world of French resources online, following these slides to take to you where you need to go.

French Resources

Also, have a look at some of the links here:

Academie Francaise
Google en francais
Je suis mort…
Artistes Visuels
Les Philosophes

The Whole French MLA thing

You’re all crackerjack citation experts at this stage of your academic careers, right? No, well…. that’s ok. For this particular assignment, we want you to create a basic Works Cited list, or as they say… “Ouvrages Cités”


Much of the rules for MLA in English are the same in French.

  • All sources are listed in alphabetical order
  • You use a hanging indent for the 2nd/3rd lines of each citation.
  • Your title is centred, with no special font stylings.

There are some different formatting concerns to be aware of though. Namely….

  • Guillemets are used instead of Quotation Marks.
    • In Microsoft Office or Google docs, use the following codes to insert your guillemets.
      • «Alt + 174
      • »Alt + 175
  • Use the accepted format for dates. Not capitalized with proper punctuation marks.
  • Remember that when in doubt, there is not a lot of support online for MLA citation in French. The Laurier Library is working on creating a comprehensive guide to help students with their  citations en français.


Follow the slides below to see what a citation should look like, based on the sorts of resources we’ll show you today.


The French Research Guide can also be found here.

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