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Tutt Library Research Guides


French and Italian Studies: Find Books

French and Italian language, literature, politics, history, and more.

Get started with the library catalog

Use the CC library catalog to find books, DVDs, and other things in our local collection, as well as links to online resources such as ebooks and streaming video.

If you are used to the old "Tiger" catalog, that was replaced with our new catalog in the summer of 2019. It should work similarly to Tiger, but better! Please ask at the Research Desk or Circulation Desk if you need help.

Reference Works

Print reference books are located next to the Research Desk on the 2nd floor of Tutt Library.
These books don't check out of the library. For romance language grammar and dictionaries, browse call numbers starting with PC in the reference stacks.

Two examples are an English-French Dictionary
and and encyclopedia about Italian art.

The Oxford-Hachette French dictionary edited
   by Marie-Hélène Corréard

Encyclopedia of Italian Renaissance & Mannerist art
edited by Jane Turne

Book Emergency 911

The book I want is not available in Tutt and I can't wait for Prospector or ILL.

Search the catalogs of UCCS Library or Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD)

It's 5AM and I need one more book for my paper.

Try Google Books -- the book you need may have full or partial viewing.

The popular book for my class is sold out at the Worner book store.

Check out Poor Richard's Book Store just down the street on Tejon.

Find Books in French and Italian

Looking for books in a foreign language?
Use Advanced Search in Tiger to filter by language, enter a keyword like "roman"  or "novel", and hit Enter or click Submit.


  • To find works by a particular author, set your search to Author and input last name first name:
    • Camus Albert
  • To find works about a particular author, set your search to Subject and input last name first name:
    • Dante Alighieri
  • To find works on literature, try searching the literary movement as keyword first. Then follow subject headings to see if we have other books on the same subject.
    • French Literature
    • Romanticism Italy
    • Baroque Literature
  • Try adding the keyword "criticism" to find books containing literary criticism on an author, work, or literary movement.

Get Books Not Available at Tutt Library

Prospector Catalog 

  • find books and other items in other Colorado libraries
  • request and have delivered to Tutt Library
  • delivery time: 3-5 business days


  • find books in libraries across USA and world
  • request them via interlibrary loan
  • delivery time:  5-15 business days
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