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German Studies: Finding Books

Searching the Library Catalog

To locate books on specific topics, search the Library Catalog

Search by Author:

Type the author's last name first, followed by the first name (if you know it). For example:

  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
  • Heine, Heinrich
  • Hesse, Hermann

Search by Subject:

Find materials ABOUT a subject, including criticisms of an author's work: For example:

  • Brentano, Clemens
  • Keller, Gottfried

Search by Keyword:

Find materials addressing a specific topic. For example:

  • "Literary collections"  (to find examples of anthologies)
  • German literature themes 20th century ("and" between words is assumed)

Browsing the Collection: Library of Congress Classification Scheme

DD: German History and Culture

PF 3001-5999 German Language

PT 1-4897 German Literature


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Terrie Wilson
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