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Rome Studies: Home

Locate information useful for different Rome Studies subjects

Italian news agency ANSA


International NYT



Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a fine place to start research, but be sure to use it through the LUC site so the journals that we subscribe to will give you the article free.


Many subject areas on Italy are well covered in the English language, but not all. It can be a real challenge when your topic is off the well beaten academic trail. Use these pages as a starting point and check the other subject guides as well. The city of Rome is part of the curriculum here, so check the tabs for research suggestions in different areas as well as information on Roman logistics.

Libraries in Rome

Rome is home to amazing historic collections and libraries.  If you cannot find what you are looking for in the LUC libraries' holdings, search through these catalogs.  We have established library privileges with most of these libraries, but sometimes they require patrons to use materials on site.  Once you have located what you need, we will help you contact that library and proceed.

Unione Romana Biblioteche Scientifiche

Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle Biblioteche Italiane

Catalogo Integrato del Parlamento

Biblioteche Nazionale Centrale di Roma

Unione Romana Biblioteche Ecclesiastiche

Biblioteche di Roma

Biblioteca di Storia Moderna e Contemporanea

Subject Guide

Elise Aversa
John Felice Rome Center Library

06.355.88.341 (internally, ext. 341)

Country Profile

ISTAT  Italian national institute of statistics

State Dept. Profile of Italy

Foreign Law Guide Italy

Getting Around Rome

Mobility in Rome gives info on strikes, traffic and demonstrations

Bus routes