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Barron's Visual Dictionary - French
Call Number: REF PC2629 .B37 2014, 2nd floor
Includes thousands of common words identified by pictures and defined bilingually.
Le Nouveau Petit Robert: dictionnaire alphabétique et analogique de la langue française
Call Number: PC2625 .R553 2008, Reference
Le petit Larousse illustré en couleurs : 87,000 articles, 5,000 illustrations, 321 cartes
Call Number: AG25 .P43 2007, Reference
Dictionnaire de la langue française
Call Number: PC2625.L63 1968 vol. 1-7, Reference
Dictionnaire des difficultés de la langue française
Call Number: PC2460 .T46, 3rd floor
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Bilingual Dictionaries: French-English / English-French
Collins French Concise Dictionary
Call Number: REF PC2640 .C675 2010 (2nd floor)
Webster's New World French Dictionary
Call Number: PC2640 .W43 2008, Reference
Other Special Dictionaries
Dictionary of French Slang and Colloquial Expressions
Call Number: PC3741 .S77 2009, Reference
Dictionnaire des synonymes, analogies, et antonymes
Call Number: PC2591.B78 1981, Reference
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Dictionaries for Specific Disciplines
Harrap's French Business Dictionary
Call Number: HF1002 .H37 2003, Reference
Lexique des termes de police
Call Number: HV7901 .S25 2002, Reference
Harrap's French English Science Dictionary
Call Number: Q123 .H265 1985, 3rd floor