Resources

Resources For Students

Research Resources

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.

Reference Sources

Project Gutenberg: 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.

Leo: 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.

Grammar

Here are a few online grammar help websites. They all offer the same basic information, but different students may find the different styles helpful.

The Internet Handbook of German Grammar

German-Grammar.de

IE Languages German Tutorial

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

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.

Politics

Der deutsche Bundestag: The official website of Germany's parliament. Available in English.

CDU/CSU: Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union are sister parties, with the CSU active only in Bavaria.

SPD: Socialist Democratic Party

FDP: Free Democratic Party

Green Party:

Die Linke: