Daily news and other information through German-speaking television, radio, newspapers and magazines:
American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at The Johns Hopkins University
AICGS has incorporated the study of German literature and culture as part of its overall mandate to help provide a comprehensive understanding of contemporary Germany.
The German Historical Institute
This research institute offers special events and lecture series on specific topics (e.g., Constitutionalism in East Central Europe; People on the Move: Acculturation, Ethnic Interaction in Europe and North America; Challenges of Ambiguity: Doing Comparative History).
General Information on Germany
Resources in the USA
Germanic Research Web (Harvard Library)
WESSweb's German Studies Web
maintained by Reinhart Sonnenburg of Dartmouth College on behalf of WESS, the Western European Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).
links to free e-text collections, German-language newspapers, and other resources for students of German literature and culture.
Find an interesting website using Google or another browser? Not sure if you can use it for academic research? It is not always easy to determine if information on the World Wide Web is credible. However, the guidelines below will help you understand clues about the reliability of web resources.
For more in-depth information on evaluating websites, see: Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask from UC Berkeley - Teaching Library Internet Workshops
Wikipedia is a great tool for a summary of a topic. Wikipedia content is constantly revised, and entries vary in quality. Some of the content is excellent, some is questionable.
Many educators frown on the use of Wikipedia. Why?
How can you use Wikipedia in a way that benefits your research process?