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German Studies: Browsing

Guide to German Studies information resources in the Monash University Library

German literature located in the 830's call number

Herbert Bayer, Lonely Metropolitan, Bauhaus, 1932Image courtesy of the Bridgeman Education database.

The Oxford companion to German literature

What are call numbers

Call numbers are a series of predetermined numbers and letters allocated to items held by the library. They permit the arrangement of items dealing with the same subjects to file near each other. Call number labels are stuck to the spine or front of each item.

Browse the Library shelves for books on your topic

The Monash libraries use the Dewey Decimal Classification scheme to organise books and journals. The most efficient way to locate material in the library is to search the library catalogue, however the following may be useful as a guide when browsing the shelves.

016.43 German Language - Bibliography
016.8305 German Literature - Bibliography
033    Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, German
433 German Language - Dictionaries
435 German Language - Grammar
830 German Literature
830.03 German Literature - Dictionaries
831    German Poetry
832    German Literary Commentary (German Drama)
833 German Fiction
834 German Essays
835 German Speeches
836 German Letters
837 German Humor and Satire
943 Germany - History
943.6 Austria - History

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To find items by subject in Search (the library catalogue) use Advanced search.

  • select in subject. Your subject keywords could apply to literary concepts, movements, genres or periods
  • in Material Type select books or whatever you require.
  • also select Language (eg Italian).
  • on the left of the results page use the Refine results facility