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Karl Marx: Home

A Gumberg Library research guide

photo of Marx

Detail from an 1875 photo of Marx

This guide is designed to quickly connect the researcher to many sorts of information sources on the influential German philosopher, economist, political theorist, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary, Karl Marx (1818-1883)


–––– Reference Works ––––

–––– Primary Sources ––––

Works by Marx and his colleague Friedrich Engels are available from the Past Masters database. They can be used off-campus by entering your Multipass username and password.

–––– Find Books ––––

Click on any link below to run a search in the online catalog, for all books and other materials on that subject in, or accessible through, the Gumberg Library.

On Marx and his work

Criticism on individual works

These searches my retrieve the works themselves as well as criticism

Concepts, people, etc.

––– Journals –––

To use e-journals off-campus, you will need to enter your Multipass username and password when you click on a link

–––– Find Articles ––––

All of these resources can be accessed from off-campus, but you will need to enter your Multipass username and password when you click on a link below.

How do you find full text?

–––– Find Dissertations ––––

To access electronic resources off campus you will need to enter your Multipass information

Logo from the In Our Time radio program

Click the link below  to hear an episode of this excellent BBC Radio 4 program on Marx


View the episode on Karl Marx from the BBC television series Genius of the Modern World, hosted by Bettany Hughes


Need Help?

If at any time you need help with using Gumberg Library resources, please contact Ted Bergfelt, Humanities Librarian, via email or by phone at 412-396-5351, 8:30 am-4:30 pm ET, Monday-Friday. If he is not available, Ask Gumberg