Collection Development Department Subject Resources
Library and Internet Resources for Germanistik
VII. Electronic Resources
The University of Georgia online catalog. Records
for almost all the Libraries' holdings are now included in GIL.
for getting the off-campus password for GALILEO
The GALILEO system links the 34 University system
libraries and 7 off- campus residential centers into a single
on-line network, thus making a vast array of information sources
available to institutions of learning throughout the state of
Georgia. GALILEO resources include numerous databases providing
citations to articles in journals, newspapers, monographs, etc.
(some of them full text) in all fields of study. In addition
to providing access to numerous databases, GALILEO serves as
a link to various Internet Resources, including Newspapers,
Education resources, Government servers, other Library networks,
and points of access to the World Wide Web. Finally, GALILEO
enables the user to browse any of the library catalogs of University
Databases of interest to German literature students available
Search Premier: Citations to articles in over 1,600 periodicals
from 1986 to the present in many academic subject areas, including
Humanities. Full text for some articles is provided after
1991. Predominately English-language journals are indexed.
First: Citations to key words in journal table of contents
in a number of fields including Humanities. Indexes roughly
13,000 periodicals in English as well as in other European
languages. 1990 to the present, with some titles beginning
in 1992. Updated daily.
and Humanities Citation Index (Select Web of Science): Indexes
over 5,000 periodicals in English and other European languages.
1980 to the present; updated weekly.
Reference Bank: Contains full-text biographies from selected
reference books, plus citations to biographical materials in
journals and monographs for persons throughout history.
Abstracts: Covers doctoral dissertations from U.S. institutions
since 1861, with selective coverage of Masters' theses and Canadian,
British, and European dissertations. Abstracts are provided
for dissertations from July 1980 onward and for Masters' theses
from Spring, 1988 onward. References to the print version of
DAI are given for dissertations and theses completed prior to
these dates. Updated monthly.
Werke im WWW: Weimarer Ausgabe of Goethe's "Werks" plus
"Goethes Gespräche" and "Nachträge zur Weimarer Ausgabe",
ed. by Paul Raabe, Munich, 1990.
Index: Provides citations with abstracts to articles and
book reviews in approximately 400 English-language journals
in the Humanities areas. Updated monthly.
Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism: Includes
material on selected German literature topics, e.g., Sturm
Resource Center: Biographical and critical information
for authors, selected German authors included.
Bibliography: for annotation, see above. The on-line version
contains the complete file from 1963 to the present; updated
10 times per year.
Web (Periodicals Contents Index): includes contents of
numerous German language journals
(OCLC Online Union Catalog): Catalog records for books and
other materials in U.S. libraries and other libraries worldwide.
(Check here to verify information for Interlibrary loan requests.)
An excellent source of internet scholarly resources for Germanists
is the German Studies Web maintained by German area studies
librarians affiliated with the Association for College and Research
Libraries. The url is: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~wess/wesslit.html.
The site contains the following subsections:
German Studies on the Web
- Library catalogs and library information: Libraries in
Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
- Reference shelf: dictionaries, guides and directories.
- German language newspapers and other news sources: full
text editions, some free, others fee-based.
- Selected German subject resources: Art & architecture;
Book trade, publishers, etc., including web-searchable Verzeichnis
lieferbarer Bücher and the catalog of Koch, Neff & Oettinger);
Business, economy, finance; History; Information technology
& librarianship; Politics & government; Literature
(including electronic journals and online text collections);
Theater, film, performing arts.
- Other German studies homepages.
Another web source for information on literature is the Kunst-Literatur
page on DINO, the German search engine. Here one can find
links to sites on literary topics in general and German literature
in particular. A sampling of subjects follows: Kurzgeschichten,
Literaturgeschichte, Lyrik, Medien, Online-Bücher, Schriftsteller,
Sprachwissenschaften, Wörterbücher, Zeitschriften zur Literatur.
Web address: http://www.dino-online.de/seiten/go05l.htm.
Finally, the Universitätsbibliothek der Freien Universität
Berlin has an excellent web site for German studies, "Fachinformationen
Germanistik". Especially noteworthy is a section called "Biographische
Kurzinformationen", links to various sources of biographical
information on over 100 authors writing in German. Links are
also provided to other web pages, as well as to various reference
sources. Web address: http://www.ub.fu-berlin.de/internetquellen/fachinformation/germanistik/
Go back to:
I. Guides to research in German literature
II. Handbooks of literary history and
terminology III. Author Encyclopedias
and Handbooks IV. Bibliographical resources for German literature
V. Finding aids VI. Other Resources of importance to German Studies
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