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Torrossa provides comprehensive access to the e-book and e-journal content of over 180 academic publishers from Italy, Spain, France and Portugal. The user may search the entire catalog of Torrossa on the website; however, at this time, the Rutgers subscription provides full-text access only to book chapters, journal articles, and other material published by the École française de Rome. To view this full-text content, go to “Your catalog by publisher” and select École française de Rome in the alphabetical drop-down menu. Individual chapters and articles may be viewed as PDF files within the browser or downloaded to a computer.

Coverage of the École française de Rome material includes ancient through modern history, archeology, art and art history, languages, literature, philosophy, religion, and the social sciences.

The Torrossa site allows searching by keyword across the full text, author/title metadata, or both. The advanced search page provides additional bibliographic facets, including subject headings, language, and content type (e.g. books, conference proceedings). Users may also browse the site by clicking on the word cloud on the homepage or by opening the “Browsing” tab on the left-hand side of the screen with subject areas.


Help is available via a button on the lower navigation menu on every screen.

For help using these indexes see: How do I find an article on my topic?

User tools and features

  • RSS feeds
  • Compatible with RefWorks, Endnote, Mendeley and Zotero
  • Creation of private account provides user workspace with lists, tags, comments and bibliographies

Dates covered


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Journal articles, monographs, proceedings, and festschriften.

Type of coverage

Bibliographic citations, including subject indexing, with links to full text for École française de Rome material to which Rutgers subscribes.

Producer/content provider

École française de Rome

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Casalini Libri s.p.a.