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German Studies

A guide to the resources available at the UM Libraries for research in German languages, literatures, and cultures

Search the Libraries' Catalog

You can still use the Classic Catalog for your searches, and it is recommended if you are searching by call number or would like to browse subject headings.  You can start your search in the box below, click the link above, or find it on the Libraries homepage just above the WorldCatUMD search box.

Search WorldCat UMD

WorldCatUMD, available on the Libraries homepage, searches for a variety of materials (books, articles, journals, videos, etc.) at College Park, other Maryland campuses, and libraries worldwide.

Use the Advanced Search page to limit your search to books, search by title and author, limit to a particular time frame, or limit the search to College Park.  You can also use the facets on the right of the results screen to filter your results after the fact.

WorldCatUMD is now our default search interface. It is a discovery tool that searches libraries worldwide and allows you to search multiple high quality sources at one time. The Libraries have put together a tutorial for WorldcatUMD that provides in-depth information. Be sure to check it out!

Other useful catalogs

If you are having a hard time tracking down a book, try one of these catalogs.  They cover more ground than WorldCatUMD, and we can usually still access the material through Interlibrary Loan.  UMD Faculty and Graduate Students have borrowing priveleges with the Washington Research Libraries Consortium, so try Aladin if you would like to take a field trip!