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Modern Languages: Spanish, French and Italian Resources: Italian Language & Culture

Resources in Spanish, French, Italian and more at the Jennings Library.


Welcome to the Library's research guide on Italian language and culture. This guide will help you to locate resources related to Italian language and culture and get started on your research.


Library databases have access to articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers. Every database has different content. This makes it important to use a database that has content on the subject you are researching. In addition, be sure to search in more than one database to find information.

Check out these recommended databases to get started:

Suggested Books


E-books can be accessed 24/7 with your NetID and password.

Search CALCAT – the Jennings Library Catalog

Map of Italy, 1584

Website Evaluation Tips

Check out these tips when deciding to use an online source. Always be skeptical. 

  • Authority: Who is responsible for creating the web page? Is there a publisher or sponsor of the web page? Can you find information about the author and publisher? 
  • Audience: Who is this web site created for? Is the content geared towards an age group or population group? 
  • Accuracy: How does the information compare to other sources?
  • Content: What is the content of the web site: images, articles, a blog? The type of domain (.edu, .gov, .org) may provide some clues about the information.  Can you detect a bias? Are there cited references?
  • Currency: How recent is the web site? Is there information on when it was last updated?