Library of Congress subject headings are useful for identifying and browsing titles related to Italian language, literature, and culture. Below are some example of LC subject headings:
Italian fiction -- 20th century.
Short stories, Italian.
Italian fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Italian fiction -- 20th century -- Political aspects.
Italian fiction -- 20th century -- Social aspects.
Italian fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Want to browse the stacks for Italian literature? The Library of Congress call number range for this subject area is PQ4001-PQ5999. These books are located on the 2nd floor of the Holland Library. A precise breakdown follows:
PQ4001-4199.5 History and criticism
PQ4064-4075 Early to 1500
PQ(4186)-(4199) Folk literature
PQ4199.5 Juvenile literature (General)
PQ4265-4556 Individual authors and works to 1400
PQ4561-4664 Individual authors, 1400-1700
PQ4675-4734 Individual authors, 1701-1900
PQ4800-4851 Individual authors, 1900-1960
PQ4860-4886 Individual authors, 1961-2000
PQ4900-4926 Individual authors, 2001
PQ5901-5999 Regional, provincial, local, etc.