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FREN 3100 Introduction to Critical Reading and Writing in French Literature (Bloomfield): Bienvenue

Beginning French Literature

Guide Introduction

Welcome to the course guide for Elizabeth Bloomfield's course FREN 3100. My name is Kathia Ibacache, your Subject Specialist for Romance languages.  I am here to assist you with any questions about your course projects. Please feel free to contact me at any time to request a research consultation. You can also e-mail me at: or call me: 303-492-3134. 

Session Goal: In this guide, you will understand how to correctly find, evaluate, and use critical sources on your course assignments.

Session Objectives:

  • You will be able to find and evaluate scholarly sources that you can use in your assignments.
  • You will be able to build a bibliography.
  • You will understand how to apply in-text citations when needed.


Image of the cover of the book Truismes by Marie Darrieussecq. Image shows a women with a pig's tale.

Image of “Truismes.” Used under the Fair Used Doctrine.

Topics Covered in this Guide


  • Keywords and related terms
  • Boolean Operators
  • OneSearch - Filters - Icons
  • Databases (JSTOR - PERSEE)
  • MLA Citation style

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