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Italian Language and Literature

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  • Includes: books, videos, magazine, journal, and newspaper titles, from ALL Ohio University campus libraries.
  • Does not include: individual articles from magazines, journals, and newspapers.
  • Look for Location, Call Number, and Status. AVAILABLE means it should be on the shelf, or readable online.

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Call Numbers

The call number ranges below are mostly on the 7th floor of Alden Library. Reference books (dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.) are on the 2nd floor.

Italian Language

PC1101-1398 Grammar, Conversation, Phrase Books, etc.
PC1620-1693 Dictionaries

Finding Books in Italian

If you want to search ALICE for books written in Italian, you can use one of the Advanced Search options in ALICE's Keyword search:
  1. Start at the Keyword search screen in ALICE
  2. Enter one or more words in the search box(es)
  3. Click on Show/Hide Advanced Options
  4. At the Language option, choose Italian
  5. Click on the Search button
If you want to find everything in ALICE in Italian, enter an asterisk ( in the search box instead of words, then proceed with the rest of the procedure outlined above. This search will find all Italian language books, movies, periodicals, etc. in ALICE.

Italian Literature

In the table below, note that the call number ranges for individual authors, beginning with PQ4265, are done according to time period. Within each time period, works by individual authors and about their works are arranged in alphabetical order by last name.

PQ4001-4199.5 History and criticism
    PQ4001-4063     General
    PQ4064-4075     Early to 1500
    PQ4077-4088     Modern
    PQ4091-(4131)     Poetry
    PQ4133-4160     Drama
    PQ4161-4185     Prose
    PQ(4186)-(4199)     Folk literature
    PQ4199.5     Juvenile literature (General)
PQ4201-4263 Collections
    PQ4201-4204 General
    PQ4205-4206 Translations
    PQ4207-4225 Poetry
    PQ4227-4245 Drama
    PQ4247-4263 Prose
PQ4265-4556 Individual authors and works to 1400
    PQ4300-4464     Dante
PQ4561-4664 Individual authors, 1400-1700
PQ4675-4734 Individual authors, 1701-1900
PQ4800-4851 Individual authors, 1900-1960
PQ4860-4886 Individual authors, 1961-2000
PQ4900-4926 Individual authors, 2001-
PQ5901-5999 Regional, provincial, local, etc.