This guide is an introduction to the rich library resources environment for German Studies at Duke University Libraries and UNC University Libraries. The guide presents a selection of standard works and databases for first year graduate students, and lists contact information for help with library related inquiries for graduate student research.
At this time, all URLs point to Duke holdings, the symbol "*" behind a link means that you will be asked to login with your Duke ID and password. A mirror site with UNC specific holdings information is under construction. Grammar resources and Redemittel are available at German Conversation Practice. For readings in Digital Humanities click here.
Portale zu Vergangenheit und Zukunft - Bibliotheken in Deutschland
Jürgen Seefeldt und Ludger Syré
Portale zu Vergangenheit und Zukunft - Bibliotheken in Deutschland. Im Auftrag von Bibliothek und Information Deutschland e.V. (BID) herausgegeben. Mit einem vorwort von Claudia Lux. 4. überarb. Aufl. Hildesheim: Olms Verlag, 2011.
An Illustrated Perspective. Analyzing German History through the Graphic Novel Medium.
An exhibit designed by students in the course Graphic Novels (GERMAN 338), offered by Professor Corinna Kahnke in the spring of 2015.
The new student exhibit near the International Reading Room in Bostock Library explores German history through the medium of the German graphic novel. The exhibit was designed and curated by Jeremy Clift, Cecile Franke, Zhan Wu, Morgan Daly, Benjamin Spilsbury, and Elizabeth Nadler, students in a course taught by Professor Kahnke, in collaboration with Matt Hambro (German Studies graduate student), Dr. Heidi Madden (Duke University Libraries), and Elizabeth Dunn (Rubenstein). Faculty, students, and librarians gratefully acknowledge the support from the graduate school in the form of a Paletz grant.
The exhibit opening was celebrated with a talk by Professor Lynn Kutch (Kutztown University) entitled: “Thinking Outside the Panel: German Comics History.” The text of the presentation is available as PDF download.
The exhibit highlights the history of the German Comic and Graphic Novel over the past two hundred years in image and text. Materials include scans from rare books, illustrated magazines and newspapers held at the Rubenstein Library, as well books from the library’s German comics and graphic novels collection. All materials are accompanied by student research in German and English. A (very) Brief History of German Comics, which frames the exhibit, is available as a PDF download.
Heidi Madden, PhD
Duke University, 234 Bostock
Libby Chenault, PhD
University of North Carolina, Davis Library
Duke and UNC are part of the Triangle Research Libraries Network. The goals of the TRLN Cooperative Collection Development Program are to enhance the collections of member libraries and provide better service to users by sharing access to specialized and expensive resources that do not need to be duplicated on individual campuses. By building interlocked collections that maximize the number of unique research titles, the four libraries have increased the breadth and depth of their collections in ways that would otherwise be physically and fiscally impossible, given the increasing number of titles published around the world each year and the rising costs of books, serials, and electronic resources.