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Foreign Languages & Literature

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

Welcome to the general German page! 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

Below you will find quick links to some of the most commonly accessed resources, you can always access the entire list of Foreign Language Databases here!

If you are looking for Films in German, check out

To read recent news articles or magazines in German, check out

If you are doing research in German, check out

German Web Resources

These resources are outside of USMA, but they still contain valuable information. They can be helpful when researching or practicing in German.

Research Resources:

Practice Resources:

Practice Reading Comprehension:

West Point Center for Oral History: German Resources:

Please note that the resources listed in this section are hosted by groups separate from the USMA Library. The USMA Library can NOT guarantee access or resolve connection issues to these resources.

German Books in the USMA Library

Browse the shelves, head 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
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