University of Hartford Libraries

German Subject Guide


Books

General Resources

German Poetry in Song: an Index of Lieder
By Lawrence D. Snyder. Allen Library Reference [REF ML128 S6 S57 & Suppl]

Opportunities in Overseas Careers
Mortensen Library Shelves HF5549.5.E45 C32 2005

Pop Culture Germany! Media, Arts, and Lifestyle
[http://libill.hartford.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.credoreference.com/content/title/abcpopger?institutionId=4005]
Offers a concise, in-depth overview of the evolution and impact of German media, arts, lifestyles, and recreation, written with a historical perspective.


Dictionaries

Business German Dictionary, Peter Collin Publishing
[http://libill.hartford.edu:2048/login?URL=http://www.credoreference.com/book/pcpdbusger]
Essential business vocabulary of German and English, with translations into the other language.

Collins German Dictionary
[http://libill.hartford.edu:2048/login?URL=http://www.credoreference.com/book/collinsgerman]
Complete and up-to-date coverage of all the words and phrases you need in German. Also have print edition in Mortensen Library Shelves [PF3640 .C68 2007].


Databases

Google Scholar
[http://scholar.google.com]
Search for scholarly literature across disciplines and sources. Includes peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, etc. Particularly strong in sciences and social sciences. Selected full text. Many links are to publisher's sites which sell access. ON Campus - links to U of H holdings are available. OFF Campus - U of H users should check our holdings and use Interlibrary Services as needed.

MLA Bibliography
[http://libill.hartford.edu:2048/login?URL=https://search.proquest.com/mlaib?accountid=11308]
International index of books and journals. Covers modern languages, literature, linguistics, and folklore. For information about the periodicals included, consult the MLA Directory of Periodicals.


Dictionary

bab.la (Multi-Language Dictionary)
[http://en.bab.la/dictionary/]
Free online platform for language lovers with 40 dictionaries for 28 languages, a language forum, vocabulary lessons, language games, quizzes, verb conjugation for 12 languages, phrase books for university, business or travel, an internship platform and many other language-related products.


Websites

General Resources

19th Century German Stories (Virginia Commonwealth University)
[http://germanstories.vcu.edu/]
Texts in English and German, with famous illustrations, commentary; audio and visual selections.

Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
[http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/folktexts.html]
Hundreds of fairy tales and legends are presented in this site. It is arranged alphabetically by title o r topic. The country of origin is listed, as well, for easy reference.

German Electronic Texts Resources (University of Virginia and University of Trier)
[http://www.mhgta.uni-trier.de/index.html]
Electronic versions of texts in German.

German Language News and Magazines (MIT Libraries)
[http://libguides.mit.edu/c.php?g=176072&p=1158603]
Links to a wide variety of German, Austrian, and Swiss magazines and newspapers.

German Studies Trails on the Internet (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)
[http://www.uncg.edu/~lixlpurc/german.html]
Very well organized and maintained Web site covering many facets of German language, literature, art and culture. Fine additional supporting links.

German Studies Web (WESSWEB)
[http://wess.lib.byu.edu/index.php/German_Studies_Web]
Maintained by the Western European Specialists Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, this site "is designed to provide access to scholarly resources in German studies, including German-speaking countries."

Goethe Institut
[http://www.goethe.de/]
Promotes the study of the German language abroad, including initiatives aimed at international cultural cooperation.

Grimms' Fairy Tales
[http://www.nationalgeographic.com/grimm/index.html]
Twelve Grimms brothers fairy tales are presented in the unvarnished versions that are close to the German folklore tradition. This visually appealing site also provides biographical information about the Grimms and links to other appropriate sites.

Internet Resources for German (University of Sussex, UK)
[http://www.sussex.ac.uk/languages/resources/german]
Links include newspapers and journals on-line, teaching resources, and sources for research.

Projekt Gutenberg-De: Die digitale Bibliothek
[http://gutenberg.spiegel.de/]
Electronic full texts of over two hundred works of classical German literature: poetry, novellae, plays, and criticism. Short biographies of the authors included.

Voice of the Shuttle: German Literature (University of California, Santa Barbara)
[http://vos.ucsb.edu/browse.asp?id=1226]
Extensive collection of German literature links with emphasis on 19th and 20th century writers.


Dictionaries

WordReference.com
[http://www.wordreference.com/]
Collins Dictionaries from HarperCollins, including English and bilingual.


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