Welcome to the research session for your course FREN 5170 Francophone African Theater and Performance. My name is Kathia Ibacache and I am the Romance Languages Librarian and your point of contact for any help you might need in your research process. You will have to complete a research paper for the end of the semester; therefore, this guide will provide information about research methodologies, resources available through databases and other materials at CU-Boulder, as well as open access (OA) resources available on the Internet. My goal is to help you gain familiarity with sites and resources available to you to complete your research project for this class. The topics covered should also help you with your thesis work in the near future.