The following libraries are key libraries whose collections and catalogues are helpful for the study and research of Italian literature and language.
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze: The National Central Library of Florence
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma: The National Central Library of Rome
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Marciana Venezia: The National Central Library of Rome
Instituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico: the union catalogue for Italian libraries
British Library: The National Library of Great Britain
Parker Library (Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, UK): Digitised manuscripts (some with illuminations).
Warburg Institute Library (London): Major research institute for the study of the classical tradition as manifested in later centuries (e.g. in Western Europe, Byzantium and early Islamic countries). Its library, photographic collection and archive all have extensive holdings.
WorldCat: Union catalogue of major research universities worldwide with an emphasis on US university libraries.
BASILI -- Banca dati scrittori immigrati in lingua italiana
Compiled by Maria Cristina Mauceri,Armando Gnisci, Franca Sinopoli. Contains information on Italian migrant and immigrant writers including references to criticism and theses regarding these authors.
Dizionario biografico degli italiani (DBI)
Full-text/abbreviated online version of the extended essays on Italians through history. [Note : Currently only about half-way through the alphabet.] Essential biographical resource for major and minor figures in all subject areas. Excellent bibliographies (albeit somewhat out-of-date for the earliest-added entries).
NOTE: This database is unstable. Attempts to search it may prove unsuccessful.
Italian Women Writers
Access to an extensive corpus of literature written by Italian women authors. Biographies, portraits, editions are indicated. Loading of full-texts is ongoing.
Archivio Storico Istituto Luce
Photographs and film footage documenting events and a changing society in C20th Italy, from L.U.C.E. (L'Unione Cinematografica Educativa, founded in 1924).
Union collection of image collections worldwide. Approaching 1,000,000 images covering all periods, all geographic areas andperiods in the Humanities. Includes ca. 25,000 images from the Bodleian's Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts collection and ca. 80,000 images from the Magnum Photo Archive, with many film-related photographs.
For other image databases see Art & Architecture: Images
Italinemo (Riviste di italianistica nel mondo)
Index to Italian studies periodicals published worldwide since 2000. Includes an abstract for each article.
Full-text (mostly English-language) journals in all subject areas.
NOTE: The most recent issues of each journal are NEVER included.
MLA International Bibliography
Produced by the Modern Languages Association. Citations for journals, books, collections of essays, conference proceedings, etc., published worldwide.
Links to all the e-journals to which Oxford subscribes.
Catalogo italiano dei periodici: Union catalogue of Italian libraries periodicals and the articles inside them.
MLA International Bibliography: Produced by the Modern Languages Association. Citations for journals, books, collections of essays, conference proceedings, etc., published worldwide.
L'Indice de libri del mese: a monthly publication of cultural information
Treccani database provide online access to :