Drew University Library

Research Guide: Italian 111: Is Life Really Beautiful?

Fall 2006

 Locating background information:
Specialized encyclopedias offer starting points for research, and may include bibliographies for further research.

Film review, 1976+
Synopses and cast/crew listings of films released in the past year in the UK.
Encyclopedia of contemporary Italian culture, 2000.
Provides brief overviews and recommended reading on the more established or older directors.
Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, 1990.

For quick definitions of technical terms you encounter while doing your research, consult xreferplus, on the Library's Online Resources page under 'Electronic Books.' (Definitions will be more detailed and discipline-specific than those provided by Dictionary.com.)

Locating books:
Use 'Keyword' in the Drew Catalog, which will pick up both books about specific authors or directors, and books with individual essays on them. WorldCat is the combined records of over twenty thousand catalogs, including Drew's. Use this database to identify material to request through Inter-Library Loan, which will take 1-2 weeks.

Locating articles on films or history:
To find analysis, you'll need to check in a couple of indexes.
Some possibilities:

To locate reviews of films, consult a mix of the following:

In the databases provided through the Library's web site, if the text of the article is not present, click on 'Search for article' to see if the article is available electronically through another database. If it isn't, scroll down to 'Additional options for finding full-text' and click on 'Search the catalog by journal title.' If the article still isn't available, use Inter-Library Loan.


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Research Resources: http://www.depts.drew.edu/lib/research.html

J.L. Caldwell