|Getting Research Assistance||Library Catalog||Catalog Tips||Databases||Database Tips||Websites|
Start by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some brainstorming exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.
Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.
|Guide to the Library||Using Databases||Citation Guide|
|Italian Language||PC1001 - PC1977||Italian Literature||PQ4001 - PQ5999||Italian Social Life and Customs||DG431 - DG457|
The books in the library are organized by subject. You can browse these call number areas to find related books. So, if you are searching the library catalog and find a book that looks interesting or particularly relevant to your research, you can search the shelves in the library in the same call number area to find related items.
|The World’s Major Languages||REF P371 .W6|
|Italian Business Dictionary||REF HF1002 .I887|
|Streetwise Italian Dictionary/Thesaurus: the User Friendly Guide to Italian Slang and Idioms||REF PC1971 .S77|
|Dll Dizionario: Inglese-Italiano, Italiano-Inglese||REF PC1640 .D18|
The reference collection is located at the back, right-hand side of the library. Items in this collection cannot be checked out, but a copier is conveniently located so you can make copies of the resources you find.
To search the Library Catalog for reference books about Italian, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select Library Catalog. Enter "Italian" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search by selecting "Collection: Reference Books" from the Collections/Media menu.
|Italian Conversation Demystified||PC1121 .B37|
|The Firefly Italian/English Visual Dictionary||PC1640 .C67|
|Set the Stage! Teaching Italian Through Theater||PC1066 .S44|
|Italian Survival Guide: the Language and Culture You Need to Travel with Confidence in Italy||PC1121 .B56|
|Find More Italian Literature||Find More Italian Customs|
To search the Library Catalog for books about Italian, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select Library Catalog. Enter "Italian" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Circulating Books" from the Collections/Media menu.
|Better Reading Italian: a Reader and Guide to Improving Your Understanding Written Italian||netLibrary eBook|
|The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Learning Italian||netLibrary eBook|
|Schaum’s Outline of Italian Grammar||netLibrary eBook|
|Find More Italian Literature||Find More Italian Customs|
To search the Library Catalog for e-books about Italian or a related subfield, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select Library Catalog. Enter "Italian" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Electronic Books" from the Collections/Media menu.
To limit your search to items available to Montgomery Library patrons only, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.
|Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita||PC1095 .D65|
|Italian in 10 Minutes a Day||PC1121 .I83PC1121 .I83|
|The Last Kiss = L’ultimo Bacio||PC1095 .L37|
|Find More Italian Literature||Find More Italian Customs||<|
To search the Library Catalog for books about Italian, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select Library Catalog. Enter "Italian" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Media: Videos, DVDs, films, slides, etc." from the Collections/Media menu.
|Annali d’Italianistica||ePeriodicals Collection|
|Quaderni d’Italianistica||ePeriodicals Collection|
|Modern Italy||ePeriodicals Collection|
The periodical section is located in front of the circulating collection, next to the outdoor patio area. The periodical collection is organized by title. These items cannot be checked out, but there is a copy machine available adjacent to the periodical section.
|Gale Virtual Reference||Dozens of complete reference books on arts, business, education, history, law, literature, sciences, and technology, including the popular sets of Short Stories for Students, Novels for Students, Poetry for Students, and Drama for Students.|
|Gale Literary Databases||Search "Contemporary Authors," "Contemporary Literary Criticism Select," and "Dictionary of Literary Biography" together.|
|Academic Search Complete||Multi-disciplinary database; full text of articles from over 5,300 journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.|
|JSTOR||Complete historical full text of all issues of journals in a wide range of humanities and social science fields.|
If you’d like to explore a subject area: Access the Research Databases: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Research Databases -> Select a category that is relevant to your topic.
If you know the title of the journal you’re looking for, use the A to Z Electronic Journal Search to find out which database provides access to that journal: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Research Databases -> A to Z Electronic Journal Search -> Select “Search” tab
If you know the database title: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Research Databases -> Find Database by Title
If the full-text/PDF version of an article is not available, select the “Check LinkSource for more information” link to see if another database offers full-text access.
Occasionally the librarians at LSC - Montgomery library will find a website they consider exceptional or particularly useful for academic research.
|Italian Language from About.com||italian.about.com|
|Italy-Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette||kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/italy-country-profile.html|
|Best Italian Websites from University of Northern Iowa||uni.edu/becker/italiano2.html|
|Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston||iccchouston.com|
|Italian Language Web Resources from Villanova University||www64.homepage.villanova.edu/susan.ottignon/ITAlanguageweb.htm|
|Email: Deborah.E.Cox@lonestar.edu||Phone: 936-273-7490||Office: bldg. F-l63|
|Email: email@example.com||Phone: 936 273 7390|
Department Home: https://www.lonestar.edu/modern-language-dept-montgomery.htm
|Name||Phone Number||Office Number|
|Romana Cortese, Department Chairfirstname.lastname@example.org||936-273-7484||G121-G|