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German Language & Literature: Subject Guide: Journals & articles

Resources for your German language and literature research in the Smith Library Center and on the Web

Where's the full text?

Once you have found a citation for a useful article in an index or database, where can you view the full text of the article?

  • Check to see if the full-text is available in the database you are using.
  • Check the link to Online Periodicals on the library's home page. Type in the title of the journal you want, to find out if the full-text is available in other databases.
  • Check WorldCat Local to see if we have the journal in print or on microfilm.
  • If you can't find the article in any of these sources, you can request a copy through Interlibrary Loan.

Databases that include German language citations and text

Look for Advanced Search options to limit your results to German language. These databases don't have a primary focus on German language or literature, but they may have some applicability, depending on your research topic.

EBSCOhost Tutorials

Academic Search Complete, Historical Abstracts, and MLA International Bibliography are all EBSCOhost databases. They have the same basic search interface, so once you learn how to search one, you can easily search the others.

EBSCO Publishing has a YouTube channel with tutorials. Here's one on using the Advanced Search features: