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Italian Language and Culture

A guide to conducting research in Italian studies at ANU, including key resources and search strategies.

Find books in the catalogue

You can find books by searching the ANU Library Catalogue by keyword. Here are some search tips to get you started:

  • Analyse your topic: identify the main ideas or concepts you need to research.
  • Develop a list of search terms including keywords and phrases.
  • Consider alternative spellings and different word endings.
  • Use more specific words or add words using AND to narrow your search.
  • Use synonyms, related terms, or combine words using OR to broaden your search.
  • Exclude words from your Catalogue search results using AND NOT.
  • Use the Advanced keyword search to search a particular date of publication, language or format.

For additional advice on book searching, see the Library's Finding Books and More Guide, and for more information about analysing your topic, see the Library's Topic Analysis Guide

Browse the shelf

Each item in the Library is assigned a call number which designates both its subject and also its place on the open shelves.

The call numbers below suggests where to find materials relevant to Italian studies in the Chifley Library.

Classification Broad subject Chifley Library

DG11 - DG999

History of Italy

Level 3

JN5201 - JN5690

Political institutions - Italy

Level 4

N6911 - N6923

Italian art Level 4

PC1001 - PC1977

Italian language Level 4
PN1993.5.I88 Motion pictures -- Italy Level 4
PN1997 DVDs & screenplays of particular films Level 4

PQ4001 - PQ5999

Italian literature Level 4

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