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United States Military Academy Library

Foreign Languages & Literature: German

This is a guide to resources useful for the study of Foreign Languages and Literature

What You Will Find Here

This page presents general resources for research on German topics. Use the information on this page to get started with your research, or follow the links below to more specific resources for your German courses.


Welcome to the general German page! To the right, there's a list of (and links to) standard German reference books available through the USMA Library. Below you'll find links to German databases where you can find journal articles on German topics and a brief guide to browsing books on various German topics on our shelves. You are also able to search Scout or the Library Catalog; all our books, ebooks, and journals can be found that way.

German Databases at the USMA Library

Looking for journal articles on German topics? The USMA Library offers a variety of German databases that provide access to journal articles to help with your research. Find them here!

German Books in the USMA Library

Are you curious about the German books we have here in the USMA Library? You can always use Scout or the Library Catalog to search for a book on a specific topic, but if you enjoy browsing the shelves, go up to the north east side of the 5th floor and find the call numbers that start with "PT." Here's a general listing of subject areas:

  • PT1-4897                               German literature
  • PT1-80                                           Literary history and criticism
  • PT83-(873)                                    History of German literature
  • PT(881)-(951)                               Folk literature
  • PT1100-1479                                Collections
  • PT1501-2688                                Individual authors or works
  • PT3701-3971                                Provincial, local, colonial, etc.
  • PT3701-374                                  East Germany
  • PT4801-4897                                Low German literature

German Reference Books

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