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French & Italian Studies: Getting Started

Welcome

Welcome to the UK Libraries research guide for French & Italian Studies. 

This guide will connect you with resources to find books, journal articles, information from reference books, as well as primary texts and other sources.

For additional information and resources, don’t forget to visit the University of Kentucky’s Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures website, specifically those pages devoted to French & Francophone Studies and Italian Studies

Getting Started with your Research

Some tips to get you started:

  • Understand your assignment.  What kind of information do you need?  Peer-reviewed journal articles, literary criticism, biographical information?
  • Know your deadlines.  It is so much easier to do your research early so that you will have plenty of time to write your paper.
  • Develop your topic.  Narrowing your broad idea to a specific question you want to research will save you much time and effort.
  • Brainstorm keywords.  Think about keywords related to each aspect of your topic to help in searching.

Not sure how to develop your topic and keywords? This video will demonstrate how to get started.

If you run into any trouble at any point in your research process, you can always Ask Us for help.

Librarian for Philosophy, Religion, French & Italian Studies

Heath Martin
Contact:
William T. Young Library

University of Kentucky

(859) 218-1849