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Waidner-Spahr Library

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German: German Web sites

This guide highlights the most important library resources for German Studies at Dickinson.

German web sites recommended by Dickinson College faculty and librarians

Deutscher Wortschatz (German Vocabulary automatically selected from publicly available sources)

Die Daten werden aus sorgfältig ausgewählten öffentlich zugänglichen Quellen automatisch erhoben. Die Beispielsätze werden automatisch ausgewählt und stellen keine Meinungsäußerung des Projektes Deutscher Wortschatz dar. Für die darin enthaltenen Inhalte und Meinungen sind ausschließlich die Autoren verantwortlich. English German Dictionary

An online English-German dictionary to which every user can contribute by adding and verifying translations.

DWDS - Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache des 20. Jh.

An ongoing project of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, this is a digital dictionary of 20th and 21st century German language built upon a huge collection of digitized texts.

Resources for German Language Learning

Part of a meta site for web resources on selected languages. Created by Wayne Selcher, professor of international studies at Elizabethtown College.

German Language News and Magazines

MIT libraries Foreign Language News and Newspapers meta site


"A member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine, sponsored by the Michigan State University, H-German is a daily Internet discussion forum focused on scholarly topics in German history."

LeMO: Lebendiges virtuelles Museum Online (virtual tour of 150 years of contemporary German history)

"Beim virtuellen Gang durch 150 Jahre Zeitgeschichte werden Informationstexte sowie Film- und Tondokumente mit den musealen Objektbeständen verknüpft und vermitteln so ein umfassendes Bild von Geschichte."

Leo (language learning resources)

Includes online dictionary and forums for improving grammar, vocabulary, etc.

ZDB: Zeitschriftendatenbank

A directory of German periodicals published from 1500 to the present, and held in 4,300 German libraries. About 1.2 million periodical titles with detailed information of what issues and years are held in which libraries.   Search in English or German.  Limits available for "online free of charge", language, country of publication.  Note: this source does not indicate if a publication is scholarly or not, and it does not index the individual articles in the periodicals.