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Jessie Ball duPont Library
German 321: Survey of German Culture and Literature I
A guide to the basic information resources on German culture and literature, German 321.
The DDB is Germany’s central, national portal for culture and science. The portal, wholly organized and funded by the public sector, has the ongoing aim of linking up the digitized inventories of Germany’s cultural and scientific institutions and making them available to the public. The DDB is the national data aggregator for Europeana. The DDB is a network of the cultural and scientific institutions in Germany. It enables and encourages them to network, cooperate and to develop and use together services and innovative tools. These make possible, in particular, new and more effective forms of presenting, managing and processing digitized contents. (German and English versions of the website are available)
The Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum) is Germany’s national historical museum. Located in Berlin’s historic district of Mitte, it sees itself as a place of active communication and discussion of history. (German and English versions of the website are available)
The German National Library is entrusted with the task of collecting, permanently archiving, bibliographically classifying and making available to the general public all German and German-language publications from 1913, foreign publications about Germany, translations of German works, and the works of German-speaking emigrants published abroad between 1933 and 1945. The German National Library maintains co-operative relations on the national and international level. It is, for instance, the leading partner in developing and maintaining rules and standards in Germany and plays a significant role in the development of international standards. (German and English versions of the website are available)
The Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Painting Collections) is the entrusted custodian of a very substantial part of the public art collections belonging to the Free State of Bavaria, as well as the museums in which the artworks are on show: in Munich the Alte Pinakothek, the Neue Pinakothek, the Sammlung Moderne Kunst (located in the Pinakothek der Moderne), the Museum Brandhorst and the Sammlung Schack, as well as an additional thirteen public art galleries spread across Bavaria. (German and English versions of the website are available)
The German language portal of Project Gutenberg (English portal: https://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page). Project Gutenberg was the first provider of free electronic books, or ebooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented ebooks in 1971 and his memory continues to inspire the creation of ebooks and related technologies today.
The University of Bamberg is a middle-sized University with an academic focus on the humanities, social and economic sciences, as well as human sciences rounded out by application-oriented computer sciences. Interdisciplinary research activity and the ability to combine degree programmes contribute to the university’s distinguished status in Germany’s academic community. (German and English versions of website available)
A web-based digital video delivery service. Offers more than 77,000 educational titles in dozens of subject areas. Special features allow users the ability to organize and bookmark clips, share playlists, and personalize folders. Includes the FMG Archival Films & Newsreels Collection.
Includes titles from Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian, BBC, and more.