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Related Links & Guides
The University of Washington’s digital repository (also known as “institutional repository”) for disseminating scholarly work.
German Studies Web
An awesome variety of scholarly resources maintained by the European Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries. (Mostly free resources, but there may be some things that the UW does not have subscriptions for -- request from ILL.)
Includes biographical dictionary of contemporary German authors, audio samples, current literary events and more.
"Listen to the poet." Poems in text, in audio, in German (and other languages and in translation).
Germanistik im Netz
A single search starting point for Germanics from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Searches catalogs for print books and journals as well as digital resources, online databases, and websites. (UW will not have access to everything listed -- request from ILL.)