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Italian Research Guide

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Email:ewa.dzurak@csi.cuny.edu
Telephone:718-982-4021

Table of Contents:
Databases
Catalogs
Reference Sources
Internet Resources and Websites
Journals, Magazines, Newspapers
Media Resources
Print Resources


Search databases and indexes to find citations and/or full text for online articles, books, images, or statistics.

Academic Search Complete Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Large multidisciplinary database providing abstracts and select full text of scholarly and popular publications in a wide variety of subject disciplines, including art, literature, education, history, sociology, science, and engineering. Because of its broad subject and full text coverage, Academic Search Complete is a good starting point for research on virtually any topic. Click here for a search tutorial.


Artemis Literary Sources by Gale Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search across several major literature databases such as Literature Resource Center, MLA International Bibliography, Gale Virtual Reference Library, LitFinder, Scribner Writer Series, and Twayne's Author Series to find full text literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.


Country Studies (free resource) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Descriptions and analyses of the social, economic, political, and military systems of countries throughout the world.


Italinemo Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Abstracts and indexing of Italian studies periodicals published worldwide since 2000.


JSTOR Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text access to complete back runs of scholarly journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Coverage for most journals does not include the last 3-5 years. Users can search across the entire database or limit their search to journals in specific subject disciplines. Click here for a search tutorial.


Project MUSE Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full-text articles from scholarly journals in the humanities, arts, and social sciences primarily covering the fields of literature, history, cultural studies, political science, religion, and the arts. (Books are not available yet)


Search online catalogs to find books, journals, videos, and other materials in library collections.

CATNYP Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Library catalog for New York Public Research Libraries.


CUNY+ Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search CUNY+, the university's online catalog, to find books and other resources located in the CSI library and other CUNY libraries. Search tutorial.


WorldCat Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Union catalog containing records of library holdings all over the world. Use WorldCat to locate books, journals, audio and video recordings, and archival materials held by other libraries. If an item you want is not available at CUNY simply click "Find It" to request an interlibrary loan.


Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other reference works available in print or online.

Cassell's Italian dictionary : Italian-English, English-Italian Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
1st Macmillan ed.London : Cassell ; New York : Macmillan, 1977 (1982 printing).
Location: !st Fl Reference PC1640 .C33 1977


Dictionary of Italian literature Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Rev., expanded ed. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PQ4006 .D45 1996


Dictionary of Italian slang. Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Central Valley, N.Y., Aurea Publications, c1960.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PC1971.Z5 W5


Encyclopedia of contemporary Italian culture Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
London, New York: Routledge, 2000
Location: 1st Fl Reference DG450.E53 2000


Encyclopedia of Italian Literary studies Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
New York: Routledge, 2007.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PQ4006.E536 2007


Historical dictionary of Italian cinema Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Lanham, Md., Scarecrow Press, c2008.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PN1993.5.I88 M56 2008


Italian American Experience: An Encyclopedia Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Encyclopedia of the Italian experience in the United States. Includes analyses of topics relating to the arts, history, religion, Italian organizations and groups, sports, military, and more.
Location: 1st Fl Reference E184.I8 I673 2000


Oxford new Italian dictionary: Italian-English, English-Italian, Italiano-Inglese, Inglese-Italianp Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
New York: Berkley Books, 2007
Location: 1st Fl Reference PC1640 .O963 2007


Oxford-Paravia : il dizionario inglese italiano, italiano inglese / Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Oxford : Oxford University Press : Paravia, 2006.
Location: 1 Fl Reference PC1640 .O95 2006


The New Century Italian Renaissance encyclopedia Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
New York: Appleton Century Crifts, 1972
Location: 1st Fl Reference DG537.8.A1 N48


Twentieth-century Italian poets.First series Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Detroit : Gale Research, c1992. xiii, 417 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PQ4057 .T92 1992


Twentieth-century Italian poets.Second series Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Detroit : Gale Research, c1993. xii, 462 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Location: 1 st Fl Reference PQ4057 .T922 1993


Resources freely available on the Internet.

American Academy in Rome Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The American overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the fine arts and the humanities.


Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official website of the National Central Library in Florence


Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official website of the National Central Library in Rome


CIA World Factbook: Italy Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Online country profile published by the Central Intelligence agency. Topics covered include geography, people, economy, government, and more.


Garzanti Linguistica Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Online trilingual dictionary.


i-Italy - Italian/American Digital Project Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
New York based, not-for-profit corporation made of independent journalists, academics, and experts in Italian and Italian-American affairs. IADP provides digital information services through the web, print, television and mobile channels, organizes online cultural exchanges and events, and promotes social networking.


Italian American Museum in New York Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A museum that highlights the Italian immigrants and their experiences in America.


Italian American Web Site of New York Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This site contains information about Italians and Italian-Americans, such as Italian organizations, Famous Italians/ Italian-Americans, History, Genealogy, and much more.


Italian Cultural Institute of New York Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Founded in 1961, the Italian Institute of Culture of New York is an official branch of the Italian government dedicated to the promotion of Italian language and culture in the United States through the organization of cultural events.


Italian Government Tourist Board Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Information on traveling in Italy, in English.


Italian studies (Online) Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Online version from EBSCO


Italica Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The website of Italian language and culture of Rai Internazionale


Modern Languages Media Center/CUNY Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Website for CSI modern languages department.


Studi linguistici e filologici online[electronic resource] rivista telematica del Dipartimento di linguistica dell'Universit? di Pisa. Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access

Location: Online. For Staten Island users or on site


The Center for Italian and Italian-American Culture Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official website of non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting and celebrating the rich culture of Italians and Italian Americans. They offer cultural programs, language classes, educational lectures, and much more.


The National Italian American Foundation Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official website of NIAF - nonprofit educational foundation that promotes Italian American culture and heritage.


Journals and periodicals available online or in print at the CSI Library.

Corriere della Sera Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Major Italian daily newspaper published in Milan.


Italian periodicals at CSI Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
List of journals available at CSI through Serials Solutions


Italian quarterly Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location : 3rd FL Periodicals SHELVED BY TITLE
Summary Holdings : 1968-1976,1980-1997-2006


Italian studies Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 3rd Floor Periodicals
SHELVED BY TITLE Holdings: v.23-v.29;v.37-v.56 (1968-1974;1992-2001)-


La Nazione Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
One of the oldest Italian daily newspapers. Based in Florence.


La Repubblica Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Major Italian newspaper published in Rome


La Stampa Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Major Italian daily newspaper.


Images, audio, video, software, and other media resources.

Art Museum Image Gallery Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital library containing over 155,000 art images from the museum collections around the world. Many include curatorial text, provenance data, multiple views, and related multimedia. Spans artistic creation from 3000 B.C. to the present, with fine and decorative art from the cultures of Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, including Native American and Meso-American peoples.


ARTstor Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
ARTstor is a digital library of over one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and teaching purposes. Faculty members may request "instructor privileges" which provide enhanced functionality, including the ability to create shared folders, instructor commentary, and personal collections. To request "instructor privilege" please contact Mark Aaron Polger at MarkAaron.Polger@csi.cuny.edu


Beyond wise guys: Italian Americans & the movies Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Videorecording - DVD Beachcomber Films, 2007
Location: Library Media- Videos 2049 PN


Fellini Satiricon Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Videorecording - VHS MGM/US Home Video, 1990
Location: Library Media- Videos 209 PQ


La Strada Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Videorecording - VHS Embassy Home Entertainment, 1956
Location: Library Media- Videos 1740 PQ


La vita e bella Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Videorecording - DVD Miramax Home Entertainment, 1997
Location: Library Media- Videos 1123 PN


Nuovo Cinema Paradiso Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Videorecording - VHS HBO, 1990
Location: Library Media- Videos 1044 PN


Otto e mezzo = 8 1/2 Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Videorecording - VHS MPI Home Video, 1988
Location: Library Media- Videos 249 PQ


Print resources available in the CSI LIbrary.

In giro per l'Italia : a brief introduction to Italian Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Boston : McGraw-Hill, c2002. xxx, 368, A66 p. : col. ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Location: 3rd Fl Stacks PC1129 .E5 I54 2002


Instant Italian Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Chicago : Contemporary Books, 2003.
Location: 3rd Fl Stacks PC1112.5 .S65 2003


Italian American Experience: An Encyclopedia Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Encyclopedia of the Italian experience in the United States. Includes analyses of topics relating to the arts, history, religion, Italian organizations and groups, sports, military, and more.


Lord Charlemont's History of Italian poetry from Dante to Metastasio : a critical edition from the autograph manuscript Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Lewiston : E. Mellen Press, c2000. 3 v. : port. ; 24 cm.
Location: 3rd Fl Stacks PQ4091 .C48 2000


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