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Helpful References for Students
Research Resources for Students
Burling's Subject Guide for Research in German:
This is a great place to start for research. Through the Grinnell
libraries, students can access a variety of databases with secondary
literature appropriate for German students. However, the long list of resources can be overwhelming, so here a few databases we find especially helpful:
JStor: A great resource for primary and secondary sources. It may not have the most recent resources.
Project Muse: This is similar to JStor but more focused on recent materials.
MLA International Bibliography: Located within the Literature Resource Center, this database has materials from 1926 to now, focusing on secondary sources about language, literature, linguistics, and folklore.
This website has a very extensive compilation of German literature. It
gives a short biography of authors and provides many books online for
free. Some books required for classes can be obtained online for free
through Project Gutenberg.
This is an extremely popular German-English and English-German
dictionary. With 170,000 entries, it is extremely comprehensive.
Wörterbuch für Akronyme: This can be helpful to students running across German acronyms in their day-to-day reading.
Here are a few online grammar help websites. They all offer the same
basic information, but different students may find the different styles
Media and Current Events
Die Zeit: A popular weekly newspaper with in-depth stories.
Die Welt: An independent daily newspaper.
Der Spiegel: An extremely widely-read news publication.
Deutsche Welle: A popular German news source. It offers a live television and radio stream.
Geography and Travel
Deutsch für Reisende
German Academic Associations
Scholarships and Fellowship Opportunities
Popular Culture, Music and Humor
German Politics Online
Der deutsche Bundestag: The official website of Germany's parliament. Available in English.
SPD: Socialist Democratic Party
FDP: Free Democratic Party