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Modern Languages and Literatures: German

A guide to resources for research in Modern Languages & Literatures.


a large church

Want to browse the stacks on the second floor for German language and literature materials?

Try these call number ranges:

  • PF3001-5999 German Language
  • PT1-PT4897 German Literature
  • PT1-80 Literary history and criticism
  • PT1151-1241 German Poetry
  • PT1501-2688 Individual authors or works

Photo: The Heilliggeistkirche (Church of the Holy Spirit) in Heidelberg. Courtesy of CIA WorldFact Book.


Language Lessons and Grammar Guides

Audio, Video, Images, and more...

Radio, Television, and Newspapers

  • German Newspapers: A collection of German Language newspapers and magazines available online.
  • German as a Foreign Language: A fully-refereed academic journal which aims to promote research and teaching in the field of German Language.

Video Collections

  • Gumberg Library: The library has a collection of foreign language films. You can search the library catalog using the guided search feature in order to limit by language German and material type DVD.
  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: The Main Library in Oakland as well as some of the branch libraries have an extensive foreign film collections that can be checked out.

Bilingual books?

Looking for bilingual books so that you can practice your reading skills?

Try a search in Google using this search phrase:

Bilingual OR dual language books

You can also throw in a language. For example:

Bilingual OR dual language books German AND English

German Translation Tools

Online Dictionaries

LEO Deutsch-Englisches Wörterbuch

Schneider English-German

Verb Conjugators

Verbix: Germanic Languages

Print Dictionaries

Other helpful guides