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German Studies Web: Literature Resources



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Electronic Journals


Book Reviews


Online Text Collections in German Literature and Related Fields

  • Bibliotheca Palatina digital Virtual reconstruction of the renowned collection of Latin, Greek and German facsimiles of manuscripts and images. Made available by the Heidelberg University Library.
  • Project Wittenberg
    Lutheran electronic archive. "Classic and historic texts written by Lutherans," including hymns by Luther and Gerhardt, in German and in English translation.
  • 19th century German Stories
    From Wilhelm Busch to Ludwig Tieck (it actually includes a few late 18th century stories). German texts and English translations.
  • Projekt Gutenberg
    The project began with a "Märchenbibliothek," but has grown to include a broad selection of authors.
  • Institut für deutsche Sprache, Mannheim
    The IDS databases include the works of Goethe, Marx and Engels, and, in various linguistic corpora, many postwar literary works. They are not browsable, but can be searched on the COSMAS II system. This is a demonstration version. Regular access and special software are available for a fee.
    Large collection of full text of literary authors.

Go to the Digital Projects page for additional listings

Bibliographies, Special Catalogs & Finding Aids

Directories, etc.


Selected Single Author Pages

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The German Studies Web is designed to provide access to scholarly resources in German Studies, including all German-speaking countries. The resources organized here have undergone a selection and evaluation process. If needed, annotations have been provided augmenting the research value of these resources to scholars.
The editor for the German Studies Web is Jo McInnis. We welcome contributors.

Comments and further suggestions may be sent to: jwesterd[at]

The German Studies Web is part of the Western European Studies Section Web of resources for Western European studies.



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