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Rare Books and Special Collections Cataloger and Italian Resources Librarian

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Felicia Piscitelli
Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
Texas A&M University
5000 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-5000
(979) 845-1951

Italian @ TAMU

Benvenuti! The library has lots of books, articles, videos, and other materials on Italian language, literature, and culture. This guide will help you locate these resources. For additional help, feel free to e-mail Felicia Piscitelli,

For information about course offerings in Italian language, literature, and culture at TAMU, contact the Department of International Studies: 

Find Italian books, movies & more at TAMU Library

Here are some sample searches:

  • Keyword: Dante Inferno (this uses "AND" as the default Boolean operator, and will give you material about Dante's Inferno in addition to the book itself)
  • Title starts with (omit initial articles): Life is beautiful; Vita e bella
  • Author keyword: Dante (this kind of search will give you Dante Alighieri, plus any other authors who have "Dante" as part of their name)
  • Author headings browse (usually last name, first name): Manzoni, Alessandro
  • Subject headings keyword: Italian films
  • Subject headings browse (controlled vocabulary): Italian language; Architecture--Italy; Italy--Description and travel
  • Tip: The more precise your search terms, the better your results. 

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