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Italian Studies Research Guide : Databases at USC

This guide provides an overview of resources in Italian Studies. It can be used in tandem with research guides specifically created in support of courses offered in the Italian curriculum.


Italian studies are multidisciplinary and require different research strategies depending on the scope and focus of any specific topic.   The USC Libraries provide access to over 113,800 serials in print and electronic formats.   The databases listed on this page provide only a small, illustrative, sampling of resources and research in Italian studies published in journals, or available in collections, worldwide.


Directory of Open Access Journals   DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani (    "Treccani ha riunito i grandi italiani in una grande opera, la più grande biografia nazionale oggi esistente da cui non possono prescindere non solo gli studiosi di biografie ma nemmeno quanti vogliono approfondire le vicende d’un dato periodo."  

Italinemo   Index to Italian Studies periodicals published worldwide since 2000. Includes an abstract for each article.  Free registration to the site.

Modern Language Association     The MLA site contains information on over 6,000 journals and book series that fall within the scope of the MLA International Bibliography. Entries list editorial addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, frequency of publication, descriptions of scope, circulation figures, subscription prices and addresses, advertising information, links to online content, peer review, and submission guidelines. The directory also provides statistics on the number of articles and book reviews published each year, as well as how many are submitted.

Romanische Bibliographie = Bibliographie romane = Romance bibliography  Available Online from 1965.


Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Online Catalog.  CRL is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries. CRL supports original research and inspired teaching in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Click on the "Dissertations" tab to search for dissertations by author, title or subject. Results can be sorted by title or year.

Open Access Dissertations aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1000 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes 4,800,235 theses and dissertations.


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