CRL negotiates on behalf of GNARP institutions to license specialized German-language databases for members of GNARP. The GNARP Collection Development Working Group plays an active role in identifying databases of interest to GNARP and identifying the subscription terms that would be acceptable to GNARP institutions.
GNARP currently facilitates subscriptions for its members for the electronic resources listed below:
BDSL: Bibliographie der deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft
The Bibliographie der deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft (Bibliography of German Language and Literature Research) was started in 1957 by Hanns W. Eppelsheimer of the University of Frankfurt and continued by Clemens Köttelwesch. It is the largest and most authoritative index of published research on all areas of German philology. Long available as a hard-to-use CD-ROM, it went online in 2004 as a joint project of the Frankfurt University Library and the German publisher V. Klostermann.
BLL: Bibliography of Linguistics Literature Online
Bibliography of Linguistics Literature Online currently has 300,000 citations, with 10,000 added annually. Articles in journals and collected studies are included from fields of general linguistics, English, Romance languages, and German and other languages to a lesser degree. The search interface is in English.
Digitale Bibliothek deutscher Klassiker
A Chadwyck-Healey product, the Digitale Bibliothek deutscher Klassiker brings together fully searchable (and cross-searchable) digital editions of 133 titles in the Bibliothek deutscher Klassiker of the Deutscher Klassiker Verlag (DKV) series. Comparable to the Library of America or the French Bibliothèque de la Pleïade of Gallimard, these texts have been newly edited by leading international scholars and are accompanied by extensive commentaries. The works include a broad range of materials, from the writings of medieval German mystic Meister Eckhart and the renowned writings on war by Carl von Clausewitz and Hellmuth von Moltke (more than 1,000 pages), to a complete online edition of the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm (more than 1,300 pages).
DigiZeitschriften is the premier collection of backfiles for German scholarly journals. Modeled on JSTOR, DigiZeitschriften is a collaboration of 14 German libraries and 37 publishers supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and hosted by the Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen. As of mid-2011, the archive contains 148 German academic titles in 19 subject areas, including 340,000 articles and 3.6 million pages. Additional material is added monthly.
Library Information Portal
The Library Information Portal is a suite of reference sources in German, containing works by major German publishers Duden and Brockhaus. Subscribing institutions may select one of several packages offered.
WBIS: World Biographical Information System
The WBIS database is the fulltext version of the microfiche collection consisting of 24 "archives," compilations of entries from biographical dictionaries pertaining to various countries and regions.
More details about each of these offers can be found in the GNARP Workspace, which is available only to GNARP members.
Some offers may be exclusive to GNARP members. Institutions are encouraged to join GNARP.