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German Literature

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

Dictionaries and usage guides

General encyclopedias

Literary encyclopedias

Biographical information

Picture dictionaries

Do you need to find the German word when you're not quite sure of the English? Try a pictorial dictionary! They allow browsing by topic (e.g., birds, sports); some also allow searching.

Other useful resources