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Kathryn A. Martin Library

German Research Guide

Use this guide to help find books, articles, and other useful materials for German topics.


This guide serves as an introduction to the German resources provided by the Kathryn A. Martin Library. However, this guide is by no means a complete list of resources. To see all the available digital resources in World Languages and Cultures, visit the A-Z databases list:

If you have questions, contact your librarian!

Databases for German

These databases and journals contain articles relevant to the study of the German language, as well as German politics and culture. In addition, they contain articles related to a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines.

Find Articles

If the article is not available in full-text within the database click the UMD Find It Logo icon (available in many of the database) to help you retrieve the full-text article. Another window will open to UMD Library Catalog.

After clicking the UMD Find It icon, if the article is not available online or in the library, UMD Library Catalog will say "Check availability":

  • If you are not already logged into your library account, click Sign in to request
  • Click Interlibrary Loan and log in using your UMD credentials.
  • Choose "date needed by" and your department.
  • Submit your request.

If you need assistance contact a librarian.

Do you have more questions about FindIt? Check out this video from UMN Libraries on the subject