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German Studies: Books, Dissertations, Manuscripts

Library resources for the study of German language, literature, and cultural studies.

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  • By Topic - Type in the keywords that broadly describe your topic.  For example: aesthetics romanticism german
  • By Title - search for a specific book by title. Type in the first few words of the book title in quotations.  For example: "odysseys of recognition"
  • By Author - search for books written by a specific author. Type in the last name followed by the first name of the author in quotations.  For example: "wilke sabine

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Browsing for German Books in UW Libraries

To find resources in German, use UW Libraries Search. 

  • Do a keyword search for a topic you are interested in. 
  • "Refine My Results" to Language: German.


It's not easy to browse the shelves of our collections because we have so much!  We recommend using UW Libraries Search, finding a few call numbers, and then browsing those specific areas. 

Most German-language resources are in Suzzallo Allen Libraries. If you want to go straight to the shelves, German literature (novels, poetry, literary criticism) can be found at PT1 - PT5000. Children's books are PZ31 - PZ38.



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