Follow the links below to find print dictionaries in Duke Libraries
- BBC Italian
- Byki Online (Duke Only): An online language instruction resource.
- Indo-European Languages Italian Online vocabulary and grammar tutorials.
- L'Italiano in famiglia Free online course from the government of city of Brescia: a video sitcom with downloadable episodes, transcripts and exercises.
- Radio Arlecchino Italian podcasts from the University of Texas, with transcripts and grammar notes.
- Forvo.com Italian Pronunciation Audio clips of native speakers pronouncing 32,000+ words in Italian.
- Oxford Language Dictionaries Italian Resources (Duke users only)
- Pimsleur Italian Courses Audio materials available at Duke University Libraries.
TV, Radio, Blogs
Radio RAI The Italian national radio broadcaster, with streams of several radio stations.
Rai.tv The Italian national television broadcaster, with many video clips including daily news broadcasts and features on sports, culture, nature and food.
Videos in Italian at Duke University libraries.
A blog presenting a different Italian word every day, used in context and with audio of its pronunciation.
Using the Duke Catalog to Browse and Identify Topics of Interest
Browse the Catalog to Get an Idea for a Research Topic; example "Food"
- Copy and paste the terms below into the Duke Catalog (Duke Homepage: Catalog or Books &More tab )
- ITALY--ECONOMIC CONDITIONS
- ITALY--ECONOMIC POLICY
- ITALY-POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT
- ITALY--SOCIAL CONDITIONS
- ITALY--SOCIAL LIFE AND CUSTOMS ART, ITALY
- ITALIAN LANGUAGE
- ITALIAN LITERATURE
- ITALIAN DRAMA
- ITALIAN WIT AND HUMOR
- FOLK LITERATURE, ITALIAN
- MOTION PICTURES--ITALY
Combine Italy or Italian with topics
- Italy women gender
- Italy food
- DINNERS AND DINING--HISTORY
- FOOD--INDUSTRY AND TRADE
- FOOD--SOCIAL ASPECTS
More Specific Terms
- Use geographic subdivisions, e.g., “Cookery--Middle Eastern--History”
- Use historical subdivisions, e.g., “Cookery-- Medieval”; “Cookery--American--Early Works to 1800"
- Use specific techniques, e.g., “Baking--History”
- Use geographic subdivision, e.g., “Food Habits--United States--History”; “Food Habits--Belgium--History--19th Century”
- Use specific foods and food groups, e.g., “Bread”; “Chocolate”; “Pastry”; “Corn”
- Use geographic subdivisions, e.g., “Food--Preferences--Canada”
Even More Specific
- “Bread;” “Chocolate;” “Pastry;” “Corn”
Types of Studies
Searching the library catalog
The library catalog lets you search for books, journals, DVDs, music, and research materials that are available in the Duke Libraries.
Start with a keyword or subject terma and limit to Languages Italian
Where is the book?
When you find a book, note the library, location, call number, and status of the book (see example below).
If the book is available, click the map to find out where it is on the shelf.
- Full list of libraries & book locations
- What to do if a book is checked out
- What to do if a book is in the Library Service Center
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Global, All, Everything, Google searches
Global searches can be a good place to start your research, but databases allow you to do a more systematic and focused literature search
Check the overview of databases