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GM 493: GM493


Background Research:

Use terminology and facts learned from the background information to search for articles and books relevant to your topic.

To Find Articles:

Scholarly articles are accessible through the Modern Language Association's database, MLA International Bibliography.
Remember to search by Name as Subject.

Other sources for academic articles:

Investigate the notes and bibliographies of every good source you find for leads to more

For the Popular Press:

  • Der Spiegel  Enter terms into the search box on this page to search this popular news magazine through LexisNexis
  • ProQuest Newsstand  International newspapers; enter terms in German

Think about what sorts of publications the information you need might be published in

To Explore Further:

You can search the Deutsche National Bibliothek catalog; although it is unlikely that we can borrow items directly, you may find leads to resources available through other avenues. The DNB also offers some items online, for a fee.

Europeana  a digital collection from across Europe. Here are the results of a search for Elfriede Jelinek.

NCCO  Nineteenth Century Collections Online - digital images of books and periodicals published during the 19th Century. Includes contemporary notices on some German authors.

EROMM - European Register of Microform and Digital Masters.

Digital Staatsbibliotek - some nineteenth-century German books are available here in digital form.



Salon de Madame Geoffrin by Anicet-Charles-Gabriel Lemonnier

To search for books by a specific author in CBBcat, select Author from the drop-down menu, and enter: Lastname, Firstname

Search by Title:

Persians by Aeschylus in English translation  PA3827.P3 L4 1981   

Search by Subject:

You can also type in an author's name, last name first:

 Mendelssohn, Moses

Look for the subheading Criticism and Interpretation:

 as Subject, or specify a period, e.g.: German literature - 18th century - History and criticism

In the record of every helpful book you find, look at the set of subject lines for ways to expand your search into other avenues

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