- Quick Links
This guide points you to some of the Library's main resources that will support the Italilan language classes on campus and so focuses on resources to help learn Italian, as well as resources that are IN Italian.
If you are more interested in studying the linguistics of Italian, please see the related subject guide: Linguistics
Make sure to also check the resources of the Language Labs on the first floor of Paterson Hall run by the School of Linguistics & Language Studies
For a list of Italian Language classes at Carleton see the undergraduate calendar.
If you are looking for journal articles about an Italian topic, choose a journal article database based on the topic (example Historical Abstracts for Italian history; MLA International Bibliography for Italian Literature; Business Source Complete for Italian Business)
If you are looking for articles that are also written in Italian look on the database advanced search screen for the ability to limit by language. (You can ususally do your search in English since these databases often translate titles into English and sometimes translate abstracts as well).
Since we do not subscribe to many journals written in Italian, you can use Interlibrary Loans service to order these articles.
The "Additonal databases" have information mostly in English about Italian related topics such as Italian as a language, Italian literature, teaching of Italian....
The "Key databases" have articles in Italian. The Factiva database has fulltext of Italian language news sources from around the world.
To search just the Italian languague material in Factiva select the "source category" by choosing "publications by language" or "publications by region" AND change the "Language" to Italian. Then, do a keyword search, in Italian, for your topic.
Listening to Italian music and following along with lyrics, can be a great way to improve your language skills, especially pronunciation
These sites may help you find music you will like as well as lyrics