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Known as LibrarySearch, this interdisciplinary database is UofT's largest--and your best bet when more focused databases let you down. It combs through more than 1,200 databases, journal packages, e-book collections, and other resources ranging from the sciences to the social sciences and humanities. At its best, LibrarySearch finds relevant results you won't find elsewhere; at its worst, however, LibrarySearch can overwhelm you will a mish-mash of results from different subject areas.


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The MLA is the major English literature database. It covers criticism related to literature, linguistics and folklore from 1921 to the present, and contains more than 1-million citations to journal articles, series, books, working papers and conference proceedings. Most of the materials indexed before 1963 are American.

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Germanistik Online Datenbank [In German]

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Handbooks & Companions


Cooke, Paul. The Lives of Others and Contemporary German Film : A Companion. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2013.

Ginsberg, Terri, and Andrea Mensch, eds. A Companion to German Cinema. Chichester, West Sussex, England: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.


Baranowski, Shelley, Armin Nolzen, and Claus-Christian W. Szejnmann, eds. A Companion to Nazi Germany. New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2018.

Jefferies, Matthew. The Ashgate Research Companion to Imperial Germany. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2016.

Rossol, Nadine, and Benjamin Ziemann, eds. The Oxford Handbook of the Weimar Republic. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022.

Smith, Helmut Walser. The Oxford Handbook of Modern German History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.


Bartram, Graham, ed. The Cambridge Companion to the Modern German Novel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Furness, Raymond, and Malcolm Humble. A Companion to Twentieth Century German Literature. New York: Routledge, 1997.

Gibbs, Marion Elizabeth, and Sidney M. Johnson. Medieval German Literature. New York: Routledge, 2000.

Kniesche, Thomas W., ed. Contemporary German Crime Fiction: A Companion. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2019.

McCarthy, Margaret, ed. German Pop Literature: A Companion. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015.


Schütte, Uwe, ed. German Pop Music: A Companion. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017.


Altman, Matthew C., ed. The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealism. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Ameriks, Karl, ed. The Cambridge Companion to German Idealism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Brusslan, Elizabeth Millán, ed. The Palgrave Handbook of German Romantic Philosophy. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.

Gjesdal, Kristin, and Michael N. Forster, eds. The Oxford Handbook of German Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Rajan, Tilottama., and Daniel. Whistler. The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealism and Poststructuralism. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2023.


Colvin, Sarah. The Routledge Handbook of German Politics & Culture. London: Routledge, 2015.

Brief Reference

Citation Style Guides

MLA Style

MLA Handbook

MLA Works Cited Citation Examples
Chapter 4: Documenting Sources
Chapter 5: The List of Works Cited
Chapter 6: Citing Sources in the Text

MLA Style Guide - Purdue University

Chicago Notes Bibliography Style

Chicago Manual of Style Quick Guide - Notes & Bibliography Style

Chicago Manual of Style Full Guide

German-English / English-German Language Dictionaries


Pocket Oxford German Dictionary (English-German)

Usage Dictionary (English-German / German-English) - Gebrauchswörterbuch Englisch-Deutsch

Research Guides

Germanic Literature & Cinema (St. Mike's)

German Studies (UofT)


The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema


Encyclopedia of German Literature

Contemporary German Fiction Writers (Gale)

This series provides detailed critical essays—often by well-known critics—on a wide range of authors. Works by anonymous authors (e.g. Táin Bó Cúailnge) are listed in the title section. Most essays are available online in Literature Criticism Online, a database comprising 10 print series and consisting of more than 250 volumes compiled over the past 30 years. Using this online collection, you can search individual series titles (e.g. Contemporary Literature Criticism) all together, in a selected combination, or individually. You can find articles on such topics as Irish nationalism in literature, the Irish novel, and the Irish literary renaissance. Arranged alphabetically, the entries provide in-depth critical essays on an author’s work, along with biographical facts, a list of major works, and related sources. Usually, the essays give an overview of a writer’s work or themes.

Gale Literature Resource Centre

Gale Literature

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory

Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature

Oxford Bibliographies: Late Medieval German Literature

Oxford Bibliographies: Israeli Literature

Deutsches Literatur-Lexikon Online - Dictionary of German Literature Online In German


The Mythical Zoo: An Encyclopedia of Animals in World Myth, Legend, and Literature. By Boria Sax. ABC-CLIO, 2001.

Giants, Monsters, and Dragons: An Encyclopedia of Folklore, Legend, and Myth. By Carol Rose. ABC-CLIO, c2000.


Germany and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History, a Multidisciplinary Encyclopedia

Medieval Germany: An Encyclopedia

Oxford Bibliographies: German Influences in America

Oxford Bibliographies: German Politics & Government


Oxford Bibliographies

Reading & Argument

Argument & Evidence: An Introduction

Drag & Drop Reading Practice


Read the first few paragraphs of a scholarly journal article to identify several features common to scholarly articles. Please review this brief glossary before starting.

Mark-the-Words Reading Practice