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German and Scandinavian Studies

Department of Literature, Languages and Cultures


German and Scandinavian Studies Dissertations Collection


NEW BOOKS at Du Bois Library

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A Nazi past: Recasting German identity in postwar Europe - David A. Messenger & Katrin Paehler
Call Number: DD243 .A44 2015
ISBN: 9780813160566
Publication Date: 2015

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Germany, Russia, and the rise of geo-economics - Steven F. Szabo
Call Number: DD120.R8 S93 2015
ISBN: 9781472596321
Publication Date: 2015

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The burnout society - Byung-Chul Han; translated from German by Erik Butler
Call Number: BF482 .H35513 2015
ISBN: 9780804795098
Publication Date: 2015

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The outsider : my life in intrigue - Frederick Forsyth
Call Number: PR6056.O699 Z46 2015
ISBN: 9780399176074
Publication Date: 2015

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The shape of spectatorship - Scott Curtis
Call Number: PN1993.5.G3 C88 2015
ISBN: 9780231134026
Publication Date: 2015

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The Viking Diaspora - Judith Jesch
Call Number: DL65 .J468 2015
ISBN: 978113802076
Publication Date: 2015



A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.

Indexes academic journals covering world history (excluding U.S. and Canada) 1450 to the present.

An index to journal articles and other scholarly literature on literature, literary theory and criticism, and linguistics. Coverage from 1920’s-present.



Access the combined library catalog of the Five Colleges.

Search the Yiddish Book Center: a cultural center focused on preserving Yiddish-language books and film and containing over a million volumes.

Access WorldCat, a combined catalog of libraries from all over the world.


DEFA Film Library

Click above to access the DEFA Film Library. It was founded in the early 1990s by Barton Byg, professor of film and German Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  It was Byg’s idea was to make films from the East German DEFA Studios more available and widely known in North America and to broaden popular and scholarly understanding of filmmaking in the GDR by critically exploring its aesthetic, political and ideological bases. -from the website of the DEFA Film Library.



Access detailed credits of tens of thousands of German feature films ranging from 1895 till today. As of now, 7,000 titles are covered in-depth, featuring synopses, reviews, photos or posters. Lists 155,500 names relevant for German film and has over 3000 biographies.

Voice of the Shuttle: German is a portal to numerous internet sites pertaining to German literature.

Designed to provide access to scholarly resources in German Studies, including all German-speaking countries.

H-German is a daily Internet discussion forum focused on scholarly topics in German history.




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Revision History

Revised by Kristin Lavoie (Fall 2015)



    • UMass Interlibrary Loan
      Obtain a loan of books from libraries outside of the Five Colleges or request copies of articles and materials from any library.
    • RefWorks
      A citation management service for storing and formatting bibliographic references.

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    Selected Music CDs from Du Bois Library

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    Der Ring des Nibelungen; Seattle Opera Ring - Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883, composer
    Call Number: UM Music Media CD / 14537
    Publication Date: 2014

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    Der Sturm; Tempest - Martin, Frank, 1890-1974
    Call Number: UM Music Media CD / 13211
    Publication Date: 2011

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    Elektra - Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949
    Call Number: UM Music Media CD / 13504
    Publication Date: 2012

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    Verkündigung / Braunfels - Braunfels, Walter, 1882-1954, composer
    Call Number: UM Music Media CD / 14538
    Publication Date: 2014

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