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Subject Guide ~ German Studies

Books at Hamilton

Borrow from Another Library

Interlibrary loan requests can be made using:

  • Hamilton Library Catalog - Use the "Books at Other Libraries" filter to search for and request books using the database
  • WorldCat (FirstSearch) - Use the "Find It" icon to self-populate our interlibrary loan form
  • ILLiad - The interlibrary loan department's fill-in form



See How

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Borrowing from another library using the library catalog is just as fast as using WorldCat's FirstSearch interface or the ILLiad fill-in form.

  1. Sign in to your library account.
  2. Perform a search and limit it to "Books at Other Libraries."
  3. View the full record for an item you want.
  4. Select the "Request from Interlibrary Loan" link if Hamilton does not provide access to the item (see below).
  5. Log on to ILLiad to view the pre-populated request form.
  6. Click "Submit Request" at the bottom of the form.

German Literature Resources

Browsing the Collection

German language and history resources are spread across multiple areas of the library and we generally recommend searching the catalog by topic to identify a specific area to start your browsing. However, if you would like to survey the German literature & history sections they are organized as follows:

History of Germany

German literature 

DD1-21 General 
DD21.5-43 Description and travel 
DD51-78 Antiquities. Social life and customs. Ethnography 
DD84-257.4 History 

  • DD84-96 General 
  • DD99-120 Military, naval, and political history. Foreign relations 
  • DD121-257.4 By period 

DD258-262 West Germany 
DD280-289.5 East Germany
DD301-454 Prussia 
DD701-901 Local history and description 

PT1-80 Literary history and criticism
PT83-(873) History of German literature 
PT(881)-(951) Folk literature 
PT1100-1479 Collections
PT1501-2688 Individual authors or works 
PT3701-3971 Provincial, local, colonial, etc.
PT4801-4897 Low German literature



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