To browse the books on German language and literature on the second floor of the library, use these call numbers:
German Language: PF 3001-5999
German Literature: PT 1-4897
PT1 - 1479 Literary History & Criticism; Collections of poetry, drama, prose
PT 1501 - 3700 Individual Authors or Works, by Time Period:
PT 1501-1695 (ca. 1050-1500)
PT 1701-1797 (ca. 1500-1700)
PT 1799-2592 (ca. 1700-1860/70; Goethe: PT 1891-2239)
PT 2600-2653 (1860/70-1960)
PT 2660-2688 (1961-2000)
PT 2700-3700 (2001-present)
PT 3701-4897 Provincial, Local, Colonial (e.g. East German, Austrian, etc.)
German films may be found under a variety of call numbers depending on the type of film and topic. Only films based on German literary works will be under PT. Search the catalogue using the Advanced Search and limit by type: DVD or video, and language: German. Films are shelved on the ground floor.
Use the Advanced Search option to limit a search by language.
A keyword search allows you to search for a word, words or a phrase anywhere in the library catalogue record (such as author name or words appearing in the title).
For example: modernism and (theatre or theater)
A Starts With (or Browse) search allows you to browse a list of titles, authors or subject headings that correspond to the information you provide. This type of search is best used when you are searching for a particular title, author or subject.
Subject searches can be an effective way to find information about an author or topic.
To search by Subject in the Library Catalogue, click the Starts With button and then select LC Subject from the drop-down menu.
Useful Subject Headings when searching for information about an author and/or his or her works include:
Name of author (Last name, first name)
Name of author (Last name, first name) -- Criticism and interpretation.
Name of author (Last name, first name). Title of a specific work.
Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005.
Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005 Death of a Salesman.
There are several ways you can find library materials in German:
Using the Library Catalogue, select Advanced Search to limit a keyword search with the language limiter.
e.g. Berlin in SUBJECT and German in LANGUAGE
Use a German keyword.
e.g. Expressionismus in WORDS or PHRASE
To FIND FILMS in German:
Enter (dvd or video$) as keywords and limit to German language.
e.g. (dvd or video$) in WORDS or PHRASE and German in LANGUAGE
You can also enter a keyword in any field and limit by format TYPE.
e.g. Berlin in SUBJECT and dvd in TYPE
To find films where German subtitles are available, include the keyword German.
e.g. Berlin in SUBJECT and dvd in TYPE and german in WORDS or PHRASE
To exclude music videos, limit to LOCATION: Video Stacks