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Communication Source Restricted Resource Some full text available
Communication Source offers worldwide full-text content pertaining to communication, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse, speech-language pathology, media studies and related fields and includes many unique sources previously not available. Content is derived from academic journals, conference papers, conference proceedings, trade publications, magazines and periodicals. 
JSTOR Restricted Resource openURL Resource contains images Some full text available
JSTOR provides access to academic journals and primary sources in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
Academic Search Premier Restricted Resource openURL Resource contains images Resource contains audio Some full text available
Multi-disciplinary database which includes a large collection of peer-reviewed journals in many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, ethnic & multicultural studies, law, mathematics, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.  Coverage varies, but begins in the 1990s for most journals.
ProQuest Research Library Restricted Resource openURL Some full text available
From business and political science to literature and psychology, ProQuest Research Library™ provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 5,060 titles—over 3,600 in full text—from 1971 forward. It features a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.
note: Also includes ProQuest Education, Health Management, Psychology, and Social Science journals, as well as ebrary ebooks and PsycINFO abstracts.
ERIC (Ebsco interface) Restricted Resource openURL Some full text available
Bibliographic citations, abstracts, and some full-text for journal articles, research and technical reports, conference papers and proceedings, program descriptions, teaching guides, and lesson plans covering  all areas and levels of education.
General OneFile Restricted Resource openURL Resource contains images Resource contains audio Some full text available
Current journal and news information in humanities, education, business, science, art, politics, economics, social sciences, law, health care, computers, technology and environmental issues.
Project Muse Restricted Resource openURL Some full text available
Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from 600+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.

Web Sites

BBC Italian Interactive Website
Learn Italian online using audio and video from the BBC

European Library
From the website: "Designed to meet the needs of the research community worldwide, our online portal offers quick and easy access to the collections of the 48 National Libraries of Europe and leading European Research Libraries.
Users can cross-search and reuse over 9,550,610 digital items and 103,420,869 bibliographic records. To facilitate further research, links are also provided to other websites in the Europeana group."
To select a language, use this link:

Voice of the Shuttle: Literatures other than English
Gateway to Web sites & text collections -- African languages through the Welsh language

Almanacs & Yearbooks

Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature
Print Location: REF PN669 .E53 2000
Concise entries for medieval authors, works, genres, and national literatures.


WorldCat via FirstSearch Restricted Resource
WorldCat via FirstSearch provides bibliographic information for over 41 million books and multimedia owned by libraries worldwide.

 This interactive website includes images, text and sound. It includes a number of languages.
Cambridge Italian dictionary
Print Location: REF PC1640.R4

Standard Italian-English and English-Italian dictionary for English-speakers.

Dizionario delle lingue Italiana e Inglese
Print Location: REF PC1001.D5
Scholarly Italian-English and English-Italian dictionary.
Nuovo Etimologico : DELI ; Dizionario etimologica della lingua Italiana
Print Location: REF PC1580.C67 1999
Italian-Italian dictionary with detailed definitions and word origins
Ragazzini : Dizionario Inglese-Italiano, Italiano-Inglese
Print Location: REF PC1640.R26 2003
Contemporary Italian-English, English-Italian dictionary prepared in Italy
Sansoni Dictionaries English-Italian Italian-English
Print Location: REF PC1640 .R26 1995
Dictionary of contemporary vocabulary.

Free contemporary dictionaries - French-English, English-French, Italian-English, English-Italian. Spanish-English, English-Spanish,  German and Russian

Oxford Reference: Bilingual Dictionaries Restricted Resource
Bilingual dictionaries, including specialized vocabularies, for: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Irish, Welsh Some full text available
Directory of online bilingual and multilingual dictionaries and glossaries freely available on the Internet. Intended for translators, linguists, language students and all those interested in foreign languages.
Enciclopedia Zanichelli
Print Location: REF AE35.E55 2001
Italian-Italian dictionary of contemporary technical and scholarly usage


MLA Directory of Publications Restricted Resource Some full text available
Incl. 7,100+ titles; of these, 4,400+ are currently indexed. The entries list editorial addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, frequency of publication, descriptions of the periodicals' scopes, circulation figures, subscription prices and addresses, advertising information, and submission guidelines. The directory also provides statistics on how many articles and book reviews the periodicals publish each year, as well as how many are submitted.


Gutenberg-e Resource contains images Some full text available
Collection of digital books from Columbia University Press and the American Historical Association. Subjects include Africa, colonial Latin America, South Asia, Europe before 1800, military history, history of foreign relations, history of North America before 1900, women's history, history of gender and more.

International Children's Digital Library

A collection of online children's books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world.  Books can be searched by age group, genre, award, country, and language. Here are just a few of the languages available:


Encyclopedia of contemporary Italian culture
Print Location: REF DG450.E53 2000
Encyclopedic entries on 20th century Italian art, literature, popular culture, etc
Dictionary of modern Italian history
Print Location: REF REF DG545.D53 1985
Encyclopedia-style entries on events, people, places from Italian history 18th-20th century.

Handbooks & Guides

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
Print Location: REF LB2369 .G53 2003
The Modern Language Association guide to writing research papers in the Humanities, covering grammar & punctuation, formatting, and citation.
MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing
Print Location: REF PN147 .G444 1998
The Modern Language Association guide to the basics of scholarly writing, the preparation of dissertations, and the publication of journal articles and books.
Coursebook in Romance linguistics / Jurgen Klausenburger
Print Location: PC43 .K53 2001
Introduction to linguistics of the Romance language family; French, Italian, Spanish, etc.


ARTstor Restricted Resource Resource contains images Some full text available
Database of more than 1,000,000 digital images representing visual and material culture across cultures and time periods. Documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design, as well as many other forms of visual culture. ARTstor tools enable the ability to save groups of images online for personal and classroom use. IC's Visual Resources Collection (VRC) of over 20,000 images is now available. Look for the Ithaca College-Visual Resouces Collection link in the lower middle section of the page.


LexisNexis Academic Restricted Resource Some full text available
Full-text access to continuously updated news, law, and business information. Highlights: News: newswires, transcripts, regional, national/international news, & Gallup Polls; Legal: law review articles, federal case law, and federal/state codes; Business: company profiles, country profiles, and SEC filings; People: directories from the entertainment industry, elected officials, executives, politicians, and obituaries.  Also has a section that includes full-text of several health newsletters and abstracts of articles in major medical journals.
Eufeeds Resource contains images Resource contains audio Some full text available
News feeds from 300 European newspapers, organized by country
Foreign Language News and Magazines Some full text available
Links to electronic newspapers, journals, and magazines from around the world. Compiled by MIT Libraries.
Imooty Resource contains images Resource contains audio Some full text available
European news navigator

Primary Sources

Eurodocs Some full text available

Provides links to European primary historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated. All sources are openly accessible.

Online Books Page Some full text available
25,000 e-texts, search by Title, Author, or Subject; browse by LC Call Number.
Online Medieval & Classical Library Some full text available
Berkeley Digital Library e-texts of important literary works of medieval and classical civilization.

Radio Stations

Radio Station World
An international listing of radio stations around the world.  Listen to broadcasts in the language of your choice.

RadioTime (Radio Time)
Listen live to radio broadcasts from around the world.  Browse by continent, then by country to find a desired language and format (talk radio, music genre). Or search by country (Israel or Saudi Arabia for example), Create an account to select your favorite stations, and sync with your personal devices.


Europa Film Treasures
A film initiative from the Treasures of European Archives project that provides free streaming films. The films date from 1895 to the present and are representative of film efforts in Europe and the Americas.  Note: July 2015 was not connecting; the link was changed to

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