German Language and Literature

Resources, both online and elsewhere, for the German language and literature.

The Basics

   It's not Rocket Science
  • You can begin with 2-3 books, and maybe 2-3 articles. The rest is simply data-mining. Use the bibliographies, footnotes, endnotes you find. Follow the path of other researchers.
  • Browsing is still a powerful tool. With 1 or 2 good call numbers, go to the shelves to browse that area. You're sure to find books you weren't even looking for!

Google Scholar

Find scholarly articles easily. It's not everything out there, but it's a lot.

Set your Scholar Preferences for JHU, to be connected to online articles.

Books on D-level

The main German Language and Literature collections are found on D-level at MSEL under the following call numbers:

  • PM (Compact shelving): Books on German language and literature, cataloged before 7/96.
  • PF 1-5999 (Blue Label Section): Books on German language cataloged after 7/96.
  • PT 1-4897 (Blue Label Section): Books on German literature cataloged after 7/96.