Italian History Collection Policy
subject description and guidelines
- Comprehensive collection of primary texts and secondary literature relating to Italian history from Late Antiquity to the present. The collection supports research and scholarly communication at the highest level of excellence.
- Materials covering the history of Italy are intended to support the teaching and research needs of undergraduates, graduate students, academic staff, and faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences, with particular consideration for the department of History, as well as related disciplines and interdisciplinary programs, specifically: Romance Studies, Medieval Studies, Anthropology, and City and Regional Planning, Government, etc. Visiting researchers are welcome.
- Italy: The collection aims to be at the research level(supporting original scholarship). Strengths are the Middle Ages, the Renaissance,the nineteenth century, and contemporary social thought. Newly available sets of primary sources (in microform, digital, or print), especially in convenient digital form, are highly desirable and, as budgets allow, particular effort is made to acquire them.
- Italy, Istria, Dalmatia, Abyssinia
areas of significant geographic coverage
- Emphasis is on Italian and English-language materials. Materials in other Western European languages are acquired as appropriate.
- Italy: all historic time periods, including historic archaeology and the Middle Ages. Relevant materials may also be acquired by other selectors, such as the Medieval Studies selector, the Classics and Ancient History, or General History selectors.
- Juvenile literature, textbooks, genealogy, manuscripts and archives, rare books, newspapers.
- Newly acquired material may be in either physical (book, serial, microform, DVD) or virtual (e-journal, database) format. For new serial subscriptions the default mode is electronic access (if available) unless physical issues present visual content better suited for research.
- Olin Library
related library subject collection
- City and Regional Planning (CRP)
- Government (GOVT)
- Romance Studies (ROM S)
- Medieval Studies
- Anthropology (ANTHR)
- History (HIST)