Begin by making a list of broad non-history topics that interest you. These could be such things as art, architecture, culture, education, fashion, literature, politics, religion, science, etc. Think about how one or two of these areas can be linked to an event in French history.
Once you find a broad research area you are interested in, it is time to read an overview so that you can narrow your topic and develop a thesis statement.
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Reference sources give you an overview of your topic. All of the reference sources listed below can be found in the Garver Room (silent study room). Note: this is NOT a comprehensive list. There are hundreds of specialized reference books in Garver. Browse the shelves or ask a librarian for help finding them!