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World Languages: Cultural Paper Assignment: French

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Keywords and searching tips

Examples of keywords to use while searching a database

Insert your own ideas and
use these tips!

  • Gender AND French-speaking country
  • Religious minorities AND French-speaking country
  • Indigenous people AND French-speaking country

Searching tips when using a database

  • Put quotation marks around words
  • Use AND to combine keywords and phrases
  • Be specific or broaden your ideas
  • Use advanced search mode

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Cultural Paper Assignment

Within heterogeneous societies, some diverse groups end up being underrepresented and thus marginalized. Therefore, the objective of this paper is to demonstrate knowledge of a diverse, underrepresented group in a heterogeneous French-speaking country. Explore the cultural aspects of the group that you choose; research and discuss its cultural contributions, experiences, values, histories and power struggles as a diverse group.

Flyer on Search Terms

Database for Country Information

Global Road Warrior

A useful resource for information on different countries. Great spot to learn about cultures, languages, business, and other socio-economic factors.

Databases for Cultural Information

A handout on how to search Proquest databases like Arts and Humanities or GenderWatch.

An introduction to searching on the database JSTOR.