Italian Language and Literature
Resources, in all formats, for the study of Italian literature and language
Use all of these Strategies
Find Books on Novels, Poems, etc.
- You can sometimes search for a title of a literary work as a SUBJECT.
- This really only works for well-known works.
- Example: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Divina commedia.
- You can always do an Any Field Key Word search on title and author words.
- This will pull up the book itself, but also works that discuss it.
- Example: tasso and liberata
Find Articles on Literary Works
- The MLA International Bibliography is your best database.
- Titles of works are Subjects, or Descriptors, in this database.
- There are other databases you can try too. Use a title as your search.
Search these reference collections
- For many authors there will be a volume in Cambridge Companions. Or cross search the entire archive.
- Oxford Scholarship Online is another cross-searchable database.
- Artemis Literary Sources (Gale) also has good basic information on writers.
- It will give overviews of works and critical articles on writers.
- Search the library catalog for handbooks (sometimes called an Encyclopedia, or Dictionary).
- Another possibility is the MLA series "Approaches to teaching".