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GERMAN STUDIES: SUBJECT GUIDE: Books & More

Research starting points for German Studies

New Titles in Collins Library!

Listed here are just a few of the books that were added recently to the Collins Library collection. Use Primo Search to find many more titles available through the library.

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Call Numbers to Browse

If you're interested in a broad topic related to German Studies, or would like to browse for inspiration, try one of these Library of Congress call letters:

  • DB:  Austria
  • DD:  Germany
  • PN 1993.4 G3:  German-language cinema
  • PT:  Literature in German

 

Locations of print books:

  • New books are located in the Library lobby and are in call number order.
  • Print Reference books are on the first floor across from the Learning Commons area.
  • Book stacks: Consult the library map; look for location posters; or ask any staff member for help!
 
*Location of German Literature Books
The German literature collection (Library of Congress call sign PT) is split between the third and fourth floors of Collins Library.  In technical terms, the split occurs at PT 2499, with everything at and below that located on the third floor, and everything above that located on the fourth floor.  

Using Library of Congress Subject Headings

Collins Library, like most academic libraries in the United States, uses Library of Congress Subject Headings to describe the content of books. Library of Congress Subject Headings can also help you find more scholarly work on an author, work, or literary theme. 

Here are some examples of different types of subject headings that you could plug in to search:

Documentaries & Educational Films

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Academic Video Online is a streaming video service, which provides access to a broad spectrum of educational and documentary content, spanning subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.

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E-books

E-books in Collins Library are fully integrated into Primo Search! 

Consult the e-books guide to find out more about finding and using our growing e-book collection.

Cambridge Companions

Cambridge Companions are a series of authoritative essay collections that synthesize the most important aspects of a topic. Each volume is edited by a leading scholar in the field and offers essays written by experts. Look for Companions on specific authors, genres, themes or movements, and time periods. 

Need Help?

This subject guide highlights only a small portion of the many resources available to you. If you're not finding what you need, don't hesitate to contact Katy!

Katy Curtis, Humanities Librarian
email: kcurtis@pugetsound.edu
Schedule an appointment
tel: (253) 879-3672
office: Collins Library 140

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