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German Culture and Thought

A guide for researchers at all levels of German culture and thought.

Getting Books from other Libraries

See this document for instructions on requesting books that you find on Worldcat that aren't owned by OU.


The Tin Drim

Die Blechtrommel von Günter Grass (1959). Jacket art by the author.

The Lulu Plays

Lulu: Erdgeist (Earth Spirit) (1898) and Die Büchse der Pandora (Pandora's Box) (1904) von Frank Wedekind

Wings of Desire

from Wings of Desire (1987), dir. Wim Wenders

Online Catalogs

Use Discover Local to find print and e-books, audio-visual material, streaming content, and journals held by OU Libraries. Use WorldCat to find materials held by libraries around the world. The library can often borrow materials from other libraries using Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

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Finding Books in German

Discover Local uses facets to help you refine your search by a number of factors. You may find it useful to start your search broadly, and then narrow down using the Subjects on the left.

HINT: When searching by SUBJECT, use English, even if you want results in German. (We catalog in English.) When searching by keyword (i.e., ANY), try both English and German. To find all of the library's holdings in German, enter "German" as your search term and change the Language option to German.