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German Language and Literature

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  • Select Advanced Search screen - this allows you to control your search to specific fields
  • Select the fields  you want to search ex., title, author, subject  and fill in the information
  • Limit your search to Books under  "Material Type" listed on the right side of the screen. You can  limit your search by language and date. You can  further refine your search by using available options listed under Filter My Results 
  • For a general subject search, limit your search to any of the following subjects: German language, Germanic languages, German literature, Germanic literatures. For books on critical analysis of individual authors or their works, select "Subject contains" and add terms "criticism and interpretation" to your specific search.
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Browse BRL collection

Use the Library of Congress classification guide for Germanic Language and Literature to browse the book collection of the Benjamin Rosenthal Library on Level 5.

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Brooklyn Public Library

Nassau Library System

New York Public Library -Limit your search to NYPL's research collection. Keep in mind that many items are shelved off site and must be requested in advance

Queens Public Library

Suffolk Library System

WorldCat - searchable online catalog combining thousands of library holdings from around the world. Can help to verify citations, find books on certain subjects, identify subject headings, and where to locate certain books, serials, DVDs, and more. Request non-CUNY materials via Interlibrary Loan

Contemporary German literature