Library systems and services make it possible for members of the BC
community to find and obtain books and other materials from beyond the
walls of the BC Libraries themselves. These systems and services
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is a consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries. The consortium acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, documents, archives, and other traditional and digital resources for research and teaching and makes them available to member institutions through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery.
A digital library of texts representative of the Italian cultural and literary tradition from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century, promoted by the "Inter-University Centre Library Italian telematics" (CiBit) and managed by its active unit at the University of Rome "La Sapienza ", with the support of the project" Italian Digital Library "(BDI, http://www.iccu.sbn.it/bdi.html) of the Ministry of Heritage and cultural activities.
A project of the Italian Studies Department's Virtual Humanities Lab at Brown University, Decameron Web provides the reader with a wealth of information on the literary, historical and cultural context of the Decameron.
The Digital Scriptorium is a growing image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts that unites scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research.
Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (ARTFL / ITALNet collaboration): Contains 1960 vernacular texts, including verse and prose works include early masters of Italian literature like Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, as well as lesser-known and obscure texts by poets, merchants, and medieval chroniclers. Select "subscription databases," then OVI from menu.
The PDP combines a traditional approach to the study of Dante's Comedy with new techniques of compiling and consulting data, images, and sound. Features include the Petrocchi text and verse translation of the poem, texts of all the Minor Works (with translation), recitation of the poem in Italian, historical and interpretive notes, and links to other Dante sites.