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Modern Languages and Literatures: Italian

A guide to resources for research in Modern Languages & Literatures.


Want to browse the stacks on the second floor for Italian language and literature materials?

Try these call number ranges:

  • PC1001-1977 Italian Language
  • PQ4001-5999 Italian literature
  • PQ4001-4199.5 History and criticism (Italian Literature)

Moored boats along a quiet Venetian canal. Courtesy of CIA WorldFact Book

Other helpful guides

Bilingual books?

Looking for bilingual books so that you can practice your reading skills?

Try a search in Google using this search phrase:

Bilingual OR dual language books

You can also throw in a language. For example:

Bilingual OR dual language books Italian AND English

Language Lessons and Grammar Guides

Audio, Images, Videos and more...

Radio, Television, and Newspapers

  • Euronews in Italian: The Italian version of the news channel produced by a consortium of European channels.
  • RadioItalia: Listen to streaming audio and video at this Italian radio station.
  • Italian Newspapers: A collection of Italian language newspapers and magazines available online.

Images Collections

  • WorldImages: An image database from the California State University IMAGE Project. Great resource for images worldwide. Includes art and life images.
  • ARTstor: A database with image collections from museums worldwide.

Video Collections

  • Gumberg Library: The library has a collection of foreign language films. You can search the library catalog using the guided search feature in order to limit by language Italian and material type DVD.
  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: The Main Library in Oakland as well as some of the branch libraries have an extensive foreign film collections that can be checked out.

Italian Translation Tools

Online Dictionaries

Word Reference: Italian

Collins Italiano-Inglese Dictionary

Collins Italian Dictionary (Credo)

Verb Conjugators

Verbix -- Italian Verb Conjugator

Print Dictionaries

To find an Italian or Italian/English dictionary, search the Online Catalog using the keywords Italian Language Dictionaries. (Tips For Searching the Online Catalog).