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Germanic Languages & Literatures: Reference Sources

German Reference Works in Print: Bibliographies, Handbooks, Dictionaries

Van Pelt Library, and the Van Pelt Reference Stacks in particular, are home to many classic German-language reference works that are not available online. These are just a few selected reference works. Please ask a librarian for additional recommendations.


Kunisch, Hermann ... [et al.]. Lexikon der deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur seit 1945 / neu herausgegeben von Thomas Kraft. München : Nymphenburger, 2003. Location: Van Pelt Library Reference - Stacks   PT401 .L49 2003 

Schmidt, Heiner. ... [et al.] Quellenlexikon zur deutschen Literaturgeschichte = Bibliography of studies on German literary history [...] 1945-1990. Duisburg : Verlag für Pädagogische Dokumentation, 1994. Location: Van Pelt Reference - Stacks  PT53 .S35 1994.

Dahlmann-Waitz Quellenkunde der deutschen Geschichte. Stuttgart, A. Hiersemann, 1965. Issued in parts. Location: Van Pelt Reference - Stacks  DD89 .D342.

Taddey, Gerhard. Lexikon der deutschen  Geschichte. Stuttgart : Kröner, c1998. Location: Van Pelt Reference - Stacks  DD84 .L48 1998.

Stoob, Heinz & Johanek, Peter.  Deutsches Städtebuch : Handbuch städtischer GeschichteStuttgart : Kohlhammer, 1995. Location: Van Pelt Library Reference - Stacks   DD91 .D48 1995 

Deutsches Wörterbuch von Jacob Grimm und Wilhelm Grimm. München : Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 1999. Location: Van Pelt Library Reference - Stacks   PF3625 .G73 1999  (Also online at Wörterbuchnetz)​

Online Reference Works / Nachschlagwerke

Cambridge Histories

Cambridge Histories Online is a collection of reference works, summarizing historical political and cultural history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, music and the arts.

Reference Works: World Wars I & II

Other Specialized Works