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Oxford-Paravia : il dizionario inglese italiano, italiano inglese (Ref 453.2 Ox2)

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Language study resources for students of Italian:

Cambridge history of the Romance languages (online in Cambridge Histories Online)

501 Italian verbs : fully conjugated (Ref 458.2 C670)

Modern Italian grammar : a practical guide (455 P947)

Schaum's outline of Italian grammar (458.2 G317)

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Italian Literature

The Cambridge history of Italian literature (850.9 online in Cambridge Histories Online)

The Oxford companion to Italian literature (Ref 850.3 Ox2)

Italian literature : a very short introduction (850.9 H127)

The Cambridge Companion to the Italian novel (853.09 B640)

Modern Italian literature (850.9 C116)

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Criticism and Scholarly Articles


Discover articles and books from many of our databases.


About criticism

Johns Hopkins guide to literary theory & criticism

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Book review sources

Finding Literary Texts

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To browse German novels (or poems or plays)
without specifying an author, search Albert by Call Number.

These numbers can be subdivided chronologically

.1  (To 1099)
.2  (1100-1349)
.3  (1350-1517)
.4  (1517-1625)
.5  (1625-1749)
.6  (1750-1832)
.7  (1832-1856)
.8  (1856-1899)
.91 (1900-1990)
.92 (1990- )


Texts in Italian

To narrow your search to find only texts in Italian, use the Limit/Search button after you search Albert. Then select Italian from the drop-down Languages menu.

Texts online

Online access to more than 150,000 full-text works including poetry, short fiction, novels, essays, plays, and speeches; more than 800,000 additional citations for poetical works published in collections. LitFinder also includes biographical essays, topic overviews, work overviews, photographs, and a glossary. More than 80,000 authors are represented, from hundreds of nationalities and genres.

Index to poetry in anthologies, including full-text and excerpts of poems

Videos in Italian

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Then click the Limit/Sort button in Albert and select Italian from the LANGUAGE menu on the right.

LINK+ has a lot of foreign-language movies, but does not have the same options described above for searching by DVD or VHS.
To find Italian-language movies in LINK+, try a Subject search for e.g.  "Motion pictures, Italian".  Then use the Limit/Sort option to choose Language.

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