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German Studies: Literature

German language, literature, politics, history, and more.

Databases: Best bets

Databases: General


Search Tiger for books available through Tutt Library. If you have time to wait 3-5 business days, you can also try Prospector.


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

Full text sources of German literary works

Projekt Gutenberg - DE from Der Spiegel

Google Books Advanced Search - choose language (German), select Full View Only

Briefmarkenserie der Sowjetischen Besatzungszone, 200. Geburtstag von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749—1832) From Wikipedia.

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