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LIBRARY GUIDE TO German Literature Pathfinder

Print Sources


Encyclopedia of German Literature. (Ref. PT 41 .E53 2000)
This is good place to explore a topic as it provides critical essays, written by scholars, on people and movements in German literature. Each essay followed by listing of further readings.Available online.

Internet Sources

Meta Sites

MetaGer Auf Deutsch.


Autorinnen und Autoren  Good for biographical and special information about 1500 authors.

Database of Women Writers in Germany since 1945

Voice of the Shuttle Languages Other than English
Topics and important persons.

German Studies Web: Literature Resources
This site is good for electronic journals, single author pages, book reviews and electronic texts not covered below. All sources have been reviewed.

Voice of the Shuttle
This site is good for Hesse, Hoffmann, Goethe, Kafka and there are some good general resources as well.


Germanistik im Internet
This site will get you to institutions, digital texts, historical literature, artistic (including photographers) sites. Note the search engine "suchseite."

Internet Resources for Germanists
This site is good for locating scholarly organizations, German departments around the world, topics in German studies, etc.

Das Literatur-Cafe (Der literarische Treffpunkt im Internet)
There is a lot here, including links to literature and even erotic literature plus forums and a search engine.

Links to German studies departments, organizations and institutes world-wide.

German Studies Trails on the Web
Interdisciplinary sources including Germanistiks and literary theory.



Digitale Texte
This is a very comprehensive site, sort of a gateway, and it is organized by genre.

Project Gutenberg
Another gateway to online texts.

Zeno Covers 700 world authors from antiquity to the present.

Deutsche Gedichte German poetry You can browse by author.

Bibliotheke Germanica Arranged by century.Provides biographical and bibliographical information and selections from works.

Deutsche Literatur,autoren und literarische  Good for biography,biblography and excerpts. Arranged by author,epoch and has a search engine.

Here are some specific subject text sites:

Sophie: A Digital Library of Works by German-Speaking Women

Friedrich Holderlin

Grimm Brothers

19th Century German Stories

Bertoldt Brecht

Franz Kafka






German-English On-Line Dictionary


Glossary of Literary Terms

Deutsch-Englisches Woerterbuch


lingo24 " Translation Service provides free online English-German translation tool. 


Internet Handbook of German Grammar


Dan Ring
Dan Ring The content of this guide was originally curated by Dan Ring.


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