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A Guide to 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 Spring 2015: 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


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.

Literary Research Guide - a selective, annotated guide to reference sources essential to the study of British literature, literatures of the United States, and other literatures in English. From the MLA, the guide also includes sources for Comparative Literature, Foreign-Languages Literatures, and Literature-Related Topics.   More info.


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

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.