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Library Resources for Italian
The Subject Librarian for Modern Languages is Tim Smith. Don’t hesitate to contact him for assistance in finding information on your research topic.
He has written a Subject Guide to Italian Language and Literature that is on the Libraries’ website. The items listed below are a small selection from that Guide. Follow the link above for many more resources about Italian language and literature.
Please note: some of the resources listed below are available to members of Ohio University only. Off-campus users will be asked to login and identify themselves as part of Ohio University in order to access them.
General Library Tools
Italian Language (more…)
The call number area for Italian dictionaries and other language books begins at PC1640. There are many non-circulating dictionaries in the Reference Collection on the 2nd floor of Alden Library. For volumes which you can check out, try the same call number area on the 7th floor.
We have dozens of Italian dictionaries. Here are links to listings in ALICE:
WordReference Online Dictionary
For Italian grammar books, try these titles from ALICE.
Other Language Learning Books
The links below will lead you to other kinds of books, listed in ALICE, that on various aspects of learning Italian:
Italian Literature (more…)
Literary Criticism: Journal Citation Databases
The MLA International Bibliographyis the major database for modern languages and literature.
ArticlesPlus is a single searchbox for well over 100 different databases, including the MLA Bibliography (above), Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Humanities International Complete, and many other sources that are relevant for the study of language and literature.
Literary Criticism: Full-Text Sources
Though not as comprehensive as the MLA International Bibliography (on left), these sources will often help you get a good start at finding literary criticism–and they always have full text!
Italian Videos and Media (more…)
New Library Acquisitions
Alden Library has more than 600 movies in Italian. This link will take you to a list of them in alphabetical order.
In order to find links to Italian-language media (newspapers, radio, and TV), go to this page in the Italian Language and Literature Research Guide.
Books, videos, and other materials recently added to the Library collections. Updated daily.