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German Literature, Language, and Culture: Books and Media

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LC Subject Headings

Some examples of Library of Congress subject headings related to Chinese literature:

  • German literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
  • Grass, Günter, -- 1927- -- Criticism and interpretation -- History -- 20th century.
  •  Mass media and literature -- Germany -- History.
  • Modernism (Literature) -- Germany.

Search It

Search It is a catalog that lists not only WSU material, but also books that may be available through Summit, and Inter Library Loan.

In addition to books, you can search Search It for journal articles, Internet resources, and media.You can create a Search It account in order to save books, email citations to yourself, and create lists of resources that can be shared with others.

AVAILABLE FROM THE WSU LIBRARIES:

When searching Search It, you will be able to tell if a book is owned and is available (not checked out) from the WSU Libraries when you see a green dot next to "Available at..."  Here's an example just below:

WSU item

AVAILABLE FROM SUMMIT LIBRARIES

If a book is not owned by the WSU Libraries, or is not available for some reason, you may see a yellow dot next to the the Check holdings.  You will need to click on the "Request Summit Item" link to request the item.  Here is an example:

Summit record

Summit refers to a group of libraries in Washington and Oregon that partner with WSU to share resources. Summit items take about 3-5 business days to arrive at WSU. You will need to login with your network ID and password in order to request an item, and select a pick-up location. You can pick Summit items up at any campus library.



AVAILABLE FROM INTERLIBRARY LOAN

When an item is neither owned by WSU, or the Summit Libraries, you will see a red dot.  These items will need to be requested through Interlibrary Loan.


In this case, you will have to try and request the item through Inter Library Loan. The time required for the request to be processed and received will vary according to whether the WSU Libraries are able to locate an institution willing to loan the item. You can begin the Inter Library Loan process by clicking "Request Item From Inter Library Loan." If you have never made an Inter Library Loan request before, the system will prompt you to sign up for the service, providing some basic information, such as your address, department, and phone number.

Browsing the Stacks

Want to browse the stacks for German literature?  The Library of Congress call number range is PT 1-PT 4897. These books are located on the 2nd floor of the Holland Library. A precise breakdown follows:

 

PT1-80

Literary history and criticism

PT83-(873)

History of German literature

PT175-230

Medieval

PT236-405

Modern

PT500-597

Poetry

PT605-709

Drama

PT711-871

Prose

PT(881)-(951)

Folk literature

PT923-937

Faust legend

PT1100-1479

Collections

PT1100-1141

General

PT1151-1241

Poetry

PT1251-1299

Drama

PT1301-1360

Prose

PT1371-(1374)

Early to 1950. Old and Middle High German

PT1375-1479

Middle High German

PT1501-2688

Individual authors or works

PT1501-1695

Middle High German, ca. 1050-1450/1500

PT1701-1797

1500-ca. 1700

PT1799-2592

1700-ca. 1860/70

PT1891-2239

Goethe

PT1891-2017

Works

PT2026-(2039)

Translations

PT(2044)-2239

Biography and criticism

PT2600-2653

1860/70-1960

PT2660-2688

1961-2000

PT2700-2728

2001

PT3701-3971

Provincial, local, colonial, etc.

PT3701-3746

East Germany

PT4801-4897

Low German literature

 

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