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German Studies: A Research Guide: Primary Texts
in Digital Format

A research guide focussed on German-language resources, print and online, available from the Cornell University Library.


Digitale Bibliothek deutscher klassiker im WWW. Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest Information and Learning. (Online).
A collection of German literature as well as historical, philosophical, theological, political and art history texts spanning eleven centuries.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. Goethes Werke im WWW. [Ann Arbor, MI.]: Chadwyck-Healey, 1997. (Online).
Digitized full text of the Weimarer Ausgabe.
Kafka, Franz. Kafkas Werke im WWW: kritische Kafka-Ausgabe des S. Fischer Verlages bei Chadwyck-Healey. [Cambridge, U.K.]: Chadwyck-Healey Ltd. (Online)
In cooperation with S. Fischer Verlag, Chadwyck-Healey has created an electronic version of the critical edition of Kafka's complete works, Franz Kafka, Kritische Ausgabe, Schriften und Tagebücher, of which the first volume was published in 1982. It will be subject to ongoing revision by an editorial team.


Deutsche Literatur von Lessing bis Kafka. (Olin Ref Electronic Text Center PT 1101 .D49 2000).

Texts of German literature (in German). Open the Digitale Bibliothek (D-B) software and choose the Band (volume) number from the pull-down list; this title is Band 1.

The Electronic Text Center (ETC).

Located on the first floor of Olin Library, the ETC is an area dedicated to full-text primary sources on CD-ROMs and DVDs. The Text Center computers are available during the hours the library is open. Ask at the Olin reference desk for assistance.

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