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German Language Resources at Belk

This page will help you find resources in German about the history and culture of the German-speaking world.

Quick Call Numbers

Here are the general locations of books about German language and culture.  For more specific sources, use the Belk library catalog.

430s - German grammar and language

830s - German literature

943s - German history

914.3 - Geography and travel in Germany

306.0943 - Culture of Germany

German/English Dictionaries


Don't be afraid to use books!  Often books contain chapters or essays relevant to your topic.  Here are two great places to find books, in both German and English:


Use these databases to find articles in scholarly journals, newspapers, and magazines. 

Figuring out the best search terms is the most important step in finding the information that you need.  Keyword searching allows you to combine terms for a more targeted, powerful search.  Use "and", "or", and "not" to link your search terms.

Does Belk Library Own This Journal?

Journal Finder allows you to determine if Belk Library has access to a particular magazine, scholarly journal, or newspaper.  Access means that the publication is available either online or in print in our collection.  If you can't find the article that you need, you can request it on interlibrary loan and we'll get it for you.

If you are not looking for a specific journal, magazine, or newspaper, but are instead looking for articles on a specific topic, please try the Find Articles in Databases tab instead.

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