Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Virtual Libraries

Sometimes I come across web-sites that are so good I wonder why I didn't find them earlier. Last night I was looking for more information to follow up my previous post about jobs and stumbled upon several useful sites that were new to me. The best of these is a virtual library - Deutsche Internetbibliothek.

Yes, it has plenty about Job & Karriere but there's so much more here. Take a look and I think you'll want to bookmark this.

If you want a particular question answered then you could ask a librarian - at the top of the page you'll find Fragen Sie Bibliothekare. You'll have to ask in German but then you do want to practise using the language. There are some example questions and answers - Bespielfragen und -antworten.

Other virtual libraries of German resources include http://www.uni-karlsruhe.de/Outerspace/VirtualLibrary/ and http://bubl.ac.uk/link/g/germanlanguage.htm

If you are looking for German literary texts you could try:
DigBib.org - a free digital library of works no longer protected by copyright
Project Gutenberg - has many German texts available as free downloads.
Unfortunately its German counterpart Projekt Gutenberg-DE only allows free browsing of texts on a page by page basis

http://www.xlibris.de/ gives useful information about German authors and their works.

There's a comprehensive listing of German literature resources on the German Studies Web

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