German dictionaries are shelved in PF — some in the Reference stacks (4th floor, Wilson Wing); others in the Main Stacks (Reynolds 5). Besides basic dictionaries, specialty dictionaries cover topics like:
A few special-topic dictionaries are shelved in other places, zB scientific terms in the Science section. To browse the entire collection, search the catalog for
Watch out for variant spellings of names of works, characters, etc.
Example: An article about The Ring of the Nibelung may use the title Der Ring des Nibelungen, even if the article is in English.
Use a * to cut off a word at its stem, e.g. Nibelung*
Type the word AND (or use the second row) if you want to enter more than one word that is not an exact phrase.
ring AND nibelung*
will retrieve the most complete set of matches.
If you can't use a star to search for spelling variants, use OR
brynhildr OR brunnhilde
Consult the MLA Handbook Plus for citation advice.
Specific rules for German are given for the capitalization of titles of works, capitalization of terms and names of persons.