E-Resource and E-Journal Catalogues
General Electronic Resources Catalogue [Italian website] includes electronic resources subscribed by Ca' Foscari University (access restricted to Ca' Foscari users only) and free resources available online (library catalogues, external links, etc.).You can refine your search by title or subject. The list of results includes a short description of each electronic resource. Please note that you should use the Electronic Peridicals Catalogue to search for a specific journal/periodical.
American Bibliography of Slavic & East European Studies (ABSEES) produced by the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, provides information on East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. The main subjects covered are: Anthropology, Culture & Arts, Economics, Education, Geography, History, International Relations, Language and Linguistics, Sociology and so on. Indexed sources include books, dissertations, journals, online resources and selected government publications published in the United States and Canada. ABSEES catalogue ranges from 1939 to present times.
Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) contains more than 410,000 records of all kind of subjects (especially humanities and social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published all over the world from 1971 to present times. Through the 1991 printed version, BAS catalogue included citations to western-language periodical articles, individually authored monographs, chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, and Festschriften, etc.
Francis (International Humanities & Social Sciences) is a multilingual and multidisciplinary bibliographic database with international scope, covering the following humanistic subjects from 1984 to present times: archaeology, art history, history of science, linguistics, literature, philosophy, prehistory, religions, social sciences. File source: Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique du Central National de la Recherche Scientifique (INIST-CNRS).
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) This database abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences. The database covers all aspects of the study of language including Anthropological linguistics, Applied linguistics, Descriptive linguistics, Discourse analysis, Language - pathological and normal, Learning disabilities, Nonverbal communication, Phonetics, Phonology and Psycholinguistics. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,500 serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, and dissertations. This database is indexed using a thesaurus of 3,700 terms. The thesaurus is available online here.
MLA International Bibliography is a subject index for books, articles and websites published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. It is produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), an organization dedicated to the study and teaching of language and literature. The electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to 1925 and contains over 2 million citations from more than 4,400 periodicals (including peer-reviewed e-journals) and 1,000 book publishers. Folklore is represented by folk literature, music, art, rituals, and belief systems. Linguistics and language materials range from history and theory of linguistics, comparative linguistics, semantics, stylistics and syntax, to translation. Other topics include literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts (film, radio, television, theater), and the history of printing and publishing.
Electronic Periodicals Catalogue [Italian website] contains more than 4000 titles available in full-text format. Some of these are free accessible online, while other records require a subscription. In the second case, access is restricted to Ca' Foscari University students and staff, including affiliate students (Erasmus students, visiting students and so on) and visiting professors/researchers. You will need to provide a valid Ca' Foscari username and password. Ca' Foscari users can access the catalogue from any computer directly connected to the university network. Remote access is also available through a VPN connection to the university network, by using CISCO VPN Client, or through the proxy server. You should use this catalogue if you are looking for a specific journal and use "MultiSearch" if you are looking for articles on a particular topic.
GUIDE FOR THE ELECTRONIC PERIODICALS CATALOGUE
The Electronic Periodicals Catalogue has four search options, which are available by clicking on the tabs in the top right hand corner. Each search option is described below.
1. Title ("Titolo")
There are three ways to search by title:
- Select "inizia con" (i.e. "it starts with") and type in the exact title of the journal. This procedure will scan the list alphabetically, from the first letter onwards.
- Select "contiene" (i.e."it contains") and type in one or more words, or parts of word, that appear in the title.
- Type in one letter, to see all the titles that begin with that letter.
This type of search does not support boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT), nor truncated words using jolly characters such as * ('asterisk'). The system will automatically truncate the word from either side.
2. Discipline ("Disciplina")
Searching by discipline allows you to see a list of all the titles corresponding to a certain discipline. In order to restrict your search to Linguistics journals, you should choose "Arti e scienze umane" under "area disciplinare", and then "Lingua e linguistica" under "disciplina".
3. Find a periodical ("Trova il periodico")
The option "Trova il periodico" allows a combined search by title, editor, discipline and ISSN.
4. Find an article ("Trova l'articolo")
You can search for a particular article by clicking on "Trova l'articolo" (find an article). For a more accurate search you should provide the title of the journal, the year in which the article was published, the volume and the issue/publication number.
5. Search results
Once you've filled in the search criteria and clicked on the button "vai", the results of your search should appear at the bottom of the page. Clicking on one of the titles will take you to a separate window, where you can see which volumes are available. To continue to the journal, click on "vai".