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German Dictionary

Saint Paul Public Library

St. Paul Public Library has more than 42,000 ebooks and 300 audiobooks that you can check out online, including an extensive fiction collection. 

You can sign up at https://sppl.org/ecard. Once you've registered, you can borrow and download ebooks and audiobooks to view on an e-reader, computer, or mobile device. 

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International and German Language News Sources

View the full list of databases the Dewitt Wallace Library subscribes to and select subject "German Studies" to filter.
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Browsing Macalester's collections

German History
(Located on the 4th floor of the library)
German Literature
(Located on the 3rd floor of the library)
DD1-(905) History of Germany
DD1-21 General
DD21.5-43 Description and travel
DD51-78 Antiquities. Social life and customs. Ethnography
DD84-257.4 History
DD84-96 General
DD99-120 Military, naval, and political history. Foreign relations
DD121-257.4 By period
DD121-124 Earliest to 481
DD125-174.6 Early and medieval to 1519
DD126-155 Medieval Empire, 481-1273
DD127-135 481-918. Merovingians. Carolingians
DD136-144 919-1125. Houses of Saxony and Franconia
DD145-155 1125-1273. Hohenstaufen period
DD156-174.6 1273-1519. Houses of Habsburg and Luxemburg
DD175-257.4 Modern, 1519­
DD176-189 1519-1648. Reformation and Counter-reformation
DD181-183 Peasants’ War, 1524-1525
DD184-184.7 Schmalkaldic League and War, 1530-1547
DD189 Period of Thirty Years’ War, 1618-1648
DD190-199 1648-1815. 18th century. French Revolutionary
and Napoleonic period
DD201-257.4 19th-20th centuries
DD206-216 1815-1871
DD217-231 New Empire, 1871-1918
DD228.8 Period of World War I, 1914-1918
DD233-257.4 Revolution and Republic, 1918­
DD253-256.8 Hitler, 1933-1945. National socialism
DD(256) Period of World War II, 1939-1945
DD257-257.4 Period of Allied occupation, 1945­
DD258-262 West Germany
DD280-289.5 East Germany
DD301-454 Prussia
DD301-312 General
DD314-320 Description and travel
DD325-339 Antiquities. Social life and customs. Ethnography
DD341-454 History
DD701-901 Local history and description
DD701-788 North and Central, Northeast, etc. Germany
DD801 States, provinces, regions, etc., A-Z
DD851-900 Berlin
DD900.2-900.76 Bonn
DD901 Other cities, towns, etc., A-Z 
​PT1-4897 German literature
PT1-80 Literary history and criticism
PT83-(873) History of German literature
PT175-230 Medieval
PT236-405 Modern
PT500-597 Poetry
PT605-709 Drama
PT711-871 Prose
PT(881)-(951) Folk literature
PT923-937 Faust legend
PT1100-1479 Collections
PT1100-1141 General
PT1151-1241 Poetry
PT1251-1299 Drama
PT1301-1360 Prose
PT1371-(1374) Early to 1950. Old and Middle High German
PT1375-1479 Middle High German
PT1501-2688 Individual authors or works
PT1501-1695 Middle High German, ca. 1050-1450/1500
PT1701-1797 1500-ca. 1700
PT1799-2592 1700-ca. 1860/70
PT1891-2239 Goethe
PT1891-2017 Works
PT2026-(2039) Translations
PT(2044)-2239 Biography and criticism
PT2600-2653 1860/70-1960
PT2660-2688 1961-2000
PT2700-2728 2001-
PT3701-3971 Provincial, local, colonial, etc.
PT3701-3746 East Germany
PT4801-4897 Low German literature

 

Local Resources and Organizations

A handful of links to local resources and organizations in the Twin Cities to kick-start your research process.