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Language Studies: German Studies

A subject guide for language studies in French, German, Spanish, Italian, & Japanese

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German Word-of-the-Day


Did you know the library had access to thousands of electronic books?! Check out a few from eBrary.

Rapid ILL

Have you found a journal article that library does NOT have full-text access to? Don't worry! We can get it for you within 48 hrs. and have it delivered straight to your email. This service is called Rapid ILL. To use it, access the link below. Research just got easier!

Remember - when requesting an article, please make sure all the information boxes are filled in. The ISSN is most important! It is the mechanism that sends the request to a library who has the article.

Citation Help

Import citations from research databases

  • Organize your citations in folders
  • Search within them
  • Create citations from scratch
  • Compile bibliography/works cited
  • Share your citations with other RefWorks users


Search for full-text articles in newspapers at home and around the world.

To access Newsbank, you will be prompted to sign-in using your Eastern login.


These journals are available through different database providers.

To access these, you will be prompted to sign-in using your Eastern login.

German Journals

These journals are available through different database providers and are entirely in German.

Online Dictionaries & Lexicons

Library of Congress Classification: PD & PT

For books about the German language or for German literature, visit the stacks under PD & PT. For details about specific call numbers (sub-classified by period, criticism, collections, individual authors, etc.) see the document below.

Dictionaries & Lexicons

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Fokus Deutsch

A video instructional series in German for college and high school classrooms and adult learners. This series uses active participation to increase fluency in German, while introducing German culture. A co-production of WGBH Boston, Inter Nationes, and the Goethe-Institut. 1999.

Click here to access the videos for free! (Make sure your browser's pop-up blocker is turned off).

Fokus Deutsch

German Study Abroad Programs

Mirabell Gardens