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Germanic Studies

Research Guide to support Germanic Studies at Washington University

Subject Librarian

Brian Vetruba
Olin Library, Level 1; Rm. 124
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Office hrs. for Fall 2014: Tuesdays, 11am-12noon, Ridgley 319; and by appt.
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Welcome to the Research Guide for Germanic Studies

The  purpose of this research guide is to assist students and faculty in Washington University's Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literatures in conducting research; and using the Libraries' resources and services. 

Please email Brian Vetruba if you have questions about this guide or anything related to the Libraries' services or resources.

Selected New Resources -- Books, DVDs, Guides, & Databases

For complete lists of new books, DVDs, e-resources:

New Full Text Database:


German Literary Expressionism Online/Der literarische Expressionismus is a full text collection of journals, anthologies,  and yearbooks  from circa 1910-1930. It includes authors such as Hugo Ball, Gottfried Benn, Georg Heym, Else Lasker-Schüler, Georg Trakl, Franz Werfel, and others. More info.



Medieval Travel Writing is a collection of digital  manuscripts from the 13th to 16th centuries covering travel in fact and fantasy during the Middle Ages to the "Holy Land," China, and India. From major European research libraries, the manuscripts are in English, Latin, French, German, Dutch, and Spanish.  More info.

Books and DVDs:

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    Library News for German Studies


    Recommend a Book, DVD, Journal, etc. for purchase

    We're eager to hear what you need! Please email Brian with any of your recommendations or fill out the appropriate form: books, DVDs ; journals.