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German Language and Literature: Articles, and Journals

Library resources for German language and literature at Yale

Bibliographical Resources

Core full text databases in German Studies at Yale

Select Journals in German Studies

Links to current holdings of key journals in German studies. If current issue is electronic only that link is provided, but we may also have in print (especially for the older volumes). Please search in Orbis by journal title or ISSN.

Literary reviews of German literature


Humanities Sozial- und Kulturgeschichte (H-Soz-u-Kult): Rezensionen is a communication and discussion platform for historians in  German-speaking countries. Among other things, it offers reviews of books, films and exhibitions on topics dealing with Germany's social and cultural history. Reviews are listed by publication date, but the interface will also let you limit your search by topic, historical era, and/or region.

IASL online provides online reviews in German on publications about German literature and culture. 

Lirez : Literaturwissenschaftliche Rezensionen is an online portal of book reviews and literary criticism relating to German literature, published by the Ludwig Maximilians Universität München. The Home Page links to reviews published within the last thirty days and users can also search for reviews by date, author considered, and the review's writer. As well as categories covering specific historical periods, other categories include: drama; historical semantics; criminality and the media; the psychology of literature; literary theory; and travel literature.

Literaturkritik.de: Rezensionsforum für Literatur und für Kulturwissenschaft is a free monthly publication that provides full-text online access to academic reviews of thousands of new releases on literary and cultural topics. The latest issue can be found here, but one can also browse through the archive of older issues, available here

SEHEPUNKTE. Reviews of History and Humanities (Geisteswissenschaften)

New books in German online is the electronic version of a bi-annual magazine which presents reviews of new titles in German. An independent committee of translators, literary scholars and representatives of the book trade choose the titles, which cover fiction, cultural studies, history, and writing for children. The reviews may be browsed alphabetically by author. Although the site is mainly aimed at British and American publishers, since these titles are particularly recommended for translation into English, it is of interest to graduate researchers and teachers and lecturers of German who require information on current developments in German literature.


Rezensionen online is provided by the Österreichisches Bibliothekswerk (Forum of Catholic libraries in Austria). It includes an extensive collection of book reviews, mostly of literature acquired by Austrian public libraries. 

In addition, many of the leading German Studies journals, as well as some German newspapers and magazines (e.g. Kultur-Spiegel online, Die Zeit) constantly publish book reviews on German literature.

Graduate student journals in German Studies

Edge (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

Focus on German Studies (University of Cincinnati)

New German Review (UCLA)