Dictionary of Italian Literature, 1996.
Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies, 2007. Reference PQ 4006.E536 2007
Literature Resource Center
Author biographies, work overviews, literary criticism and bibliographies.
Chambers Film Factfinder, 2006.
Searchable online reference books such as encyclopedias, dictionaries and quotation books in many subject areas.
Generally, start with Scholar Search . This search tool looks in the full text of material available through Drew Library. Supplement it with ProQuest
For reviews of films:
This database provides full text of articles in Italian language newspaperss, and is not well-covered in ScholarSearch. It has multiple internal divisions - make sure you're in the right one!
Then go to "Advanced Options," and select Italian
MRQE (Movie Review Query Engine)
Provides text of reviews. More evaluative information than IMDB.
For academic articles:
Indexes scholarly materials in journals and essay collections on literature, film, drama and language, 1926 to present.
International Index to the Performing Arts
IIPA covers all aspects of the performing arts from 1864 onward; some full text is available. A mix of trade and academic journal
International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) resources on films and film studies, many full text. International Index to Film Periodicals is the main database.
For more resources, check WorldCat, the combined catalog of 10,000 libraries. If Drew does not own the items you identify, request them through Interlibrary Loan (embedded in WorldCat) - that will take 2 days to 2 weeks, so plan ahead!
Free software to help manage your bibliographic needs, inlcuding organizing sources and citations by project, sharing citations for group work, and for "citing while you write", i.e. inserting citations into papers while writing.
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