Further Web and Library Resources

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Cultural Organisations

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – The Home Page of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, (The German Academic Exchange Service), which promotes international academic relations.

Goethe-Institut – The Home Page of the Goethe-Institut, the main promoter of German language and culture around the World.


The Bertelsmann Stiftung – The Home Page of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, an independent Foundation with a wide remit. In German and English.

The Volkswagen Stiftung – The Volkswagen Foundation is a non-profit-making foundation established under private law and is based in Hannover. Its objective is to support science, the humanities and technology in research and university teaching.

The Hans Böckler Stiftung – The Hans Böckler Stiftung is an arm of the German Trade Union Federation (DGB) which promotes codetermination as a principle for designing a democratic society. It advocates the expansion of codetermination rights and possibilities, and trains the elected representatives of workers’ councils, supervisory boards and staff representation.

Social Science/Academic research

Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik – The Home Page of the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik. Informative and updated.

GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies – In January 2006, the German Overseas Institute (DI) established in 1964 was renamed to GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies (Leibniz-Institut fr Globale und Regionale Studien). GIGA is the largest German research institute and one of the biggest European think-tanks for area studies and comparative area studies.

German Society for Foreign Affairs – The main goals of the German Society for Foreign Affairs (DGAP) are to stimulate interest in international questions, to promote scholarly cooperation worldwide, and thus to increase understanding between nations. In short the DGAP is the German equivalent of the RIIA (Chatham House) in the UK.

The Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) – As an independent non-profit organization, BICC supports and promotes the process by which people, skills, technology, equipment, financial and economic resources are shifted from the defense sector towards alternative, civilian purposes. BICC provides documentation, research, information and consulting services for governmental and non-governmental organizations, research institutes, companies and individuals involved in conversion.

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (FhG:) – Homepage of the Fraunhofer Society for the promotion of the applied research. GMD: Forschungszentrum Informationtechnik (Germany’s National Research Centre for Information Technology) became the FhG in 2001.

GESIS – The German Social Science Infrastructure Services (GESIS) provides the national and international scientific community with the findings of German social science research, as well as supplying information on current research projects, data, scientific literature, and advising social science researchers on methodology. This site is in German and English.

Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V. – Homepage of the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations which is based in Stuttgart. The webpage allows access to a wealth of information on the Institut’s activities and the Institut’s Journal, the Zeitschrift für KulturAustausch.


German Universities – An A-Z listing of 100 German Universities and Colleges.

German Universities – A clickable map of German Universities and Colleges from the Universität Trier.

German University Library catalogues – Access to the combined libraries of Germany from the University of Karlsruhe

Deutsche Bibliotheken Online – Provides access to German libraries on the Web.

German Electronic Texts Resources – Links to some important German full-text sources from the University of Virginia Electronic Text Center.

On-Line servers/services.

WWW-Server in Deutschland – A list of Web servers in Germany.

Karte deutscher WWW-Server – A clickable map of Web servers in Germany.

Governments on the WWW: Germany – An extensive list of German links on the Web. The list covers German government and Länder Departments. The list is long and could take a few seconds to load properly.

DINO; Gesellschaft & Politik – Links to some important German full-text sources on the European Union and other institutions.

German Resources on the WWW Virtual Library – Provides access to a large number of Web resources on German history, literature, art and politics.

Cultural and Research links – A list of various cultural and research links relating to Germany from the University of Iowa.

German Studies Web – Access to various subject resources, reference tools and newspapers for German studies from the Western European Specialists Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

German Jump Stations – Access to various subject resources, reference tools and newspapers for German Studies from the University of Alberta, Canada.

German Studies links – Access to various subject resources from the University of Wisconsin.

German Studies Trails on the Internet – Access to various subject resources from Andreas Lixl-Purcell, Professor of German at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (USA). Professor Lixl-Purcell has amassed a great deal of information on this page and it should keep everyone happy

Resources on Germany – Access to various subject resources from the Australian National University.

Research in Germanic Studies – A searchable index of German Studies research from the Conference of University Teachers of German in Great Britain and Ireland compiled and updated by the German Department, University of Aberdeen.

CUTG – Homepage of the Conference of University Teachers of German in Great Britain and Ireland.

Language Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

ECHO – EuroDicautom – the University of Frankfurt’s multi-language dictionary.

Meyers Lexikon – an on-line encyclopedia.

Deutsch-Englisch Dictionary – a German-English dictionary from the Technical University of Chemnitz-Zwickau.

Institut für Deutsche Sprache – the Institut für Deutsche Sprache in Mannheim.

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