Italy

Required Readings
This is a list of required readings for the class:

ITA 310
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Tips for using USearch
There are many different kinds of materials described on this page. To see all that the library has to offer for a specific category, use the USearch box above.

Change EVERYTHING to LIBRARY CATALOG. Then type “MAPS”, “GUIDEBOOKS”, “FEATURE FILMS”, or “DOCUMENTARY” and the name of a country in the blank box and hit Enter.
Italy
More Information About Italy and Its Cities


Another database that provides information about places is the Columbia Gazetteer of the World. It includes articles about Argentina and individual cities.

Italy

Rome

 
Films About Your Country
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The Libraries also have a lot of documentaries about other countries. These are also in our DVD collection.

To see a list of films on your country of choice, use the Usearch box in the right-hand column. Change EVERYTHING to LIBRARY CATALOG. Then type DOCUMENTARY ITALY in the blank box and hit Enter.

Once you get your results, look down the left-hand column. Under Location, choose DVD-Non-fiction.

A sample of what we have includes:



Any DVD not on Reserve may be borrowed for 1 week. The DVD collection is located on the 1st floor of the Richter Library.
 
Italy
This page contains materials that are available to students and faculty who are involved with the Study Abroad program in Italy.
Language Help


The information listed here as well as the flag and map images on this page were found in the Britannica Academic database. To see the full article, click here.

Official name: Repubblica Italiana (Italian Republic)

Capital city: Rome


National language: Italian

Major religion: Roman Catholic


 
Language Help
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  • Brush up on your language skills or learn a new language
  • 72 languages are available, including Italian
  • Watch movies with subtitles
  • Practice on the go with the mobile app (available through the database for Apple and Android)

Log on here!
Suggested Readings
Here are a few titles that we recommend for reading. Many others are available in the USearch system.

The Italians by Luigi Barzini
Il Gattopardo = The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
    Italian     English
The Italians by John Hooper
Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano
The Light in the Piazza by Elizabeth Spencer
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
     Italian    English
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (ebook)
The Secrets of Rome: Love and Death in the Eternal
     City by Corrado Augias
Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King

 

 

Travel Guides
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  • Plan your free time!
  • Large collection in the Richter Library
  • These can be borrowed
Some of the titles we have are:



 
Your libraries are here to help!
Even when you are abroad, there are librarians available to help you and library materials that you can use.

Many of the materials here at the UM Libraries are available online from anywhere in the world.You may use the Usearch box on this page to search for books, articles, and other items. By going to the UM Libraries home page, you can also access our other databases.

Even though we're miles apart, we'd still like to help if we can. Feel free to use our Ask-A-Librarian service. Just remember to allow for any time difference.

Also, as a student at your university in Italy, you can use their library as well. Be sure to check it out!
Italy
Watch a Movie!
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One way to brush up on your language skills is by watching foreign language movies. We have a large selection available in our DVD collection.

Here are a few examples of what we have:

La Grande Bellezza = The Great Beauty
La Dolce Vita = The Sweet Life
Il Gattopardo = The Leopard
Ladri
di Biciclette = The Bicycle Thief
Ben-Hur  (1959)
Roman Holiday
Any DVD not on Reserve may be borrowed for 1 week. The DVD collection is located on the 1st floor of the Richter Library.
Newspapers
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Inform yourself on current topics!

Databases with newspapers from Italy

 
Maps
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Would you like to look at maps of where you're going? The Libraries have a large collection of paper maps.
  • Country and city maps
  • Maps on history, geology, industry, and other subjects
A sample of what we have for Italy includes:





 
Need more help?

Terri Robar