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Germanic Languages & Literatures: Overview

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Historical News

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Frankfurter Allgemeine Archive
Online archive of the Frankfurter Allgemeine, 1949-present

German Classics

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Reference Works / Nachschlagwerke

German Film

About this guide

Penn Libraries has substantial collections on the history and languages of the German-speaking world and Northern Europe from the 18th century and early German emigration to Pennsylvania. Germanic Languages and Literatures resources include databases and indexes; reference works, dictionaries, and bibliographies; graphic novels; digitized collections of primary sources; and Penn dissertations in Germanic Languages and Literatures.

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Library Catalogs


Frequently Used Databases in German Studies

Other European literature databases


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