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German Language and Culture: Databases

The best websites, reference books and more, on German culture & language.

Searching for Articles

To find magazine, journal and newspaper articles, use the Start Your Research Here box on the library's home page, limiting it to Articles. 

  • The search box on the home page shallowly searches about 100 of our 120 databases, linking to 80,000+ periodicals. 
    • Limit the search to peer-reviewed (scholarly) articles if wanted. 
  • Tutorial videos are below. 

Reference Databases

For quick overviews of your research topic, start with these databases. They offer encyclopedia chapters, statistical data and more. Log in with your SUNY Adirondack username/password if prompted.

General Databases

Start your article searching with these databases. They each cover a wide variety of subjects. Mouse over the database names for a description.

You may want to start with EBSCO's Academic Search Complete, the world's largest multi-disciplinary article database with articles from 8,200+ publications; about 50% of articles are full-text.