The Humanities Libraries cater for all the areas of the Doctoral Programme. The Maldura Library is of particular importance as it is one of the largest and most important ones in the north of Italy. In 2019 it will move to the new premises of the Department in Via Pellegrino/Vendramini, where an open-shelf system will allow access to over 500,000 volumes.
Other Humanities Libraries are: the Library of the Science of Antiquity, Art and Music at the Liviano; the Library of History; the Library of Philosophy; the University Library. All libraries can be accessed via the Central website (Opac). Doctoral students will be provided with courses on the resources of the libraries and digital resources.
Doctoral students have access to over 900 scientific journals related to the fields of the Doctoral Programme. The databases which are of particular interest for the field of Humanities are: Corpus de la littérature médiévale, Patrologia latina, Dictionnaires des 16. et 17. siècles, Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker, EditLib, EEBO, EIO, Frantext, JStor, Liber database, LION, MLA, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, World Biographical Index, etc.
The most useful SOFTWARE for the Programme include: AntConc, Praat, Elan, R, Any Video Converter, Classical Text Editor, DocuScope, Ubiqu-lty 1.0, LaTeX. Adobe, Antivirus Sophos Endpoint Security and Control, Arcgis, Autodesk, Dnastar, Mathematica (Wolfram Mathematica), Mathworks (Matlab e Simulink), Question Mark Perception 4.0, SAS, SPSS, Statgraphics, Statistica, all “Apple on Campus” (AoC) software, all Microsoft “Select” or “Campus” software.
The University Language Centre (CLA) provides courses of Academic English for doctoral students. For information, see: http://cla.unipd.it/en/courses/english-for-phd.
The Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies (DiSLL) is also home to the Language and Communication Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory for the study of discourse and multimodal communication.
DiSLL also provides a room for doctoral students (COMPLESSO UNIVERSITARIO BEATO PELLEGRINO - second floor), with networked computers and printers, access to the internet and email, where students can also use their own notebooks. The room can also be used for meetings and seminar as well as for personal study and discussion.
Wifi access is granted on the premises via Eduroam.