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Italian Language & Literature: Home

Resources for learning about Italian language and literature at YSU


Welcome to the Italian LibGuide. Here you will find resources for learning about and researching Italian language, literature, and culture.

If you have any sites to suggest, please contact me via my Profile in the right sidebar.

Basic Resources

Italian Literature: Useful LC Classes and Class Numbers

Use these Library of Congress classes and class numbers to search the Maag Library and OhioLINK catalogs. Remember if you find a resource that is highly useful, you can find other resources in that subject area by clicking on the hyperlinked subject heading in the resource's online library record.

Literary history and criticism

Periodicals -- PQ4001

Collections in honor of persons or institutions -- PQ4004

Collected works of authors -- PQ4005

Encyclopedias dictionaries -- PQ4006


Periodicals -- PN80+

Essays lectures -- PQ4026

History -- PQ4027

Collections of essays in criticism -- PQ4029

By period -- PQ4031 to PQ4034.2

History of Italian literature

Recent works 1800-

Italian -- PQ4037

Special subjects -- PQ4053 A-Z  i.e. Vampires .V34


Collective -- PQ4057

Individual see PQ4265+

Memoirs letters interviews -- PQ4058

Women authors, literary relations of women -- PQ4063

Other classes of persons -- PQ4063.5 A-Z  i.e. prisoners .P64

By period -- PQ4064-PQ4088


History -- PQ4091-PQ4115


History -- PQ4133-PQ4160

Individual authors and works

You will find biographical and critical works here

-1400         -- PQ4265-PQ4556

1400-1700 -- PQ4561-PQ4664

1701-1900 -- PQ4675-PQ4734

1900-1960 -- PQ4800-PQ4851

1961-2000 -- PQ4860-PQ4886

2001-         -- PQ4900-PQ4926


These sites are portals or gateways to Italian resources.

Primary Sources