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A research guide that details resources of specific interest to those studying all aspects of Medieval and Early Modern Italy.

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This library research guide was compiled and designed by Bryan Brazeau, October 2012. It is currently maintained by Meredith Levin.

Sincere thanks to Prof. Virginia Cox for her generosity in sharing her list of online resources for MA students, which was of crucial importance in compiling this guide.


Welcome to the study guide for Medieval and Early Modern Italian Studies. Since Cultural Studies subsumes a wide variety of fields, this guide includes a number of resources specifically geared towards Italianists in those fields. Where appropriate, links have been provided to study guides in other fields. Please explore the menus at the top for more specific information.  For more information on a specific resource, click on the "i" icon or hover your mouse above the link. 

When clicking through the tabs above, please note that the heading tab also contains a page with useful resources on it. 

Finding articles in Italian Studies

These are the major databases for finding articles related to Italian Studies. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, rather it contains the major databases that index articles in Italian Studies and related fields. Hover your mouse over the title of each entry for more detailed information

Finding Essays in Anthologies

These two databases are useful for looking up essays included within larger collections. Mostly abstracts.

General Introductions

These are general introductions to certain topics in Italian studies. Often a good place to start (and much more reliable than wikipedia!).

Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani

An excellent resource (often with extensive bibliographical references for follow up) that gives detailed biographical information on Italian writers, thinkers, and important figures. Be advised, however, that for the moment the entries only go up to the letter "M" (Morlaiter, Giovanni Maria is the last entry). N-Z are currently being developed.

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