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German Literature: Citing sources

The information resources described on this page support the teaching and research activities of the Department of German at Northwestern University.

MLA Style Guide

THE MLA STYLE MANUAL, 3rd edition,  and THE MLA HANDBOOK, 7th edition, are available at the Reference desk. THE MLA HANDBOOK is also available in the Reference shelves in the Periodicals Room and in Main stacks, call no. 808.027 M685.

German citation style

Interested in the Deutsche Zitierweise?

Consult the book:

Die schriftliche Form germanistischer Arbeiten : Empfehlungen für die Anlage und die äussere Gestaltung wissenschaftlicher Manuskripte unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Titelangaben von Schrifttum / Georg Bangen. 9th edition. Stuttgart : Metzler, 1990.

Find it in the Main library, South tower, 3rd floor. Call number: 430 B216s

Here are some links to German university web pages on citing sources in papers:


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Harriet Lightman
Northwestern University Library
Research & Learning Services 2East/room 2627
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Chicago style