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German Language and Literature

Dictionaries, Grammar Aids, and Other Resources

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Beolingus is a good onlne German-Englsh dictionary.

The call number range for printed German dictionaries and other language books begins at PF3001. There are many non-circulating dictionaries in the Reference Collection on the 2nd floor of Alden Library. For volumes which you can check out, try the same call number area on the 7th floor.

Cover of duden word bookjThe twelve-volume Duden series of word books is worthy of note:

  1. Rechtschreibung der deutschen Sprache - German Spelling
  2. Stilwörterbuch der deutschen Sprache - Style Dictionary
  3. Bildwörterbuch der deutschen Sprache - Picture Dictionary
  4. Grammatik der deutschen Gegenwartssprache - Grammar
  5. Fremdwörterbuch - Dictionary of Foreign Words
  6. Aussprachewörterbuch - Pronunciation Dictionary
  7. Etymologie : Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache - Origin Dictionary
  8. Sinn- und sachverwandte Wörter : Synonymwörterbuch der deutsche Sprache - Thesaurus
  9. Richtiges und gutes Deutsch - Correct and Good German
  10. Bedeutungswörterbuch -  Meaning Dictionary
  11. Redewendungen und sprichwörtliche Redensarten - Idioms
  12. Zitate und Aussprüche - Quotations and Sayings

We have many additional dictionaries. Here are links to listings in ALICE:

Grammar and Usage

Cover of Exploring the German LanguageWe have a many books on German grammar and usage, mostly in the PF3111 call number range. Here are a couple of sample titles:

Here's a link to search results in ALICE for many additional books on German grammar, mostly in the PC 2100+ call number area on the 7th floor.