I hope you are enjoying your sememster abroad!
While in France, you do have access to all of the same databases as you do in San Antonio, simply use your Trinity username and password. The databases can be access from our library website at lib.trinity.edu.
This page from one of our libguides may help you get started on your online searching.
And this site from the University of Illinois explains how to evaluate credible online sources.
Hope this helps you started on your research, don't forget to ask your professors and librarians in Paris for help as well.