Electronic Resources

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.

Datenbank-Paket Duden

The Datenbank-Paket Duden is a suite of reference sources in German, containing works by major German publishers Duden.  17 titles are included in the package.


DigiZeitschriften is the premier collection of backfiles for German scholarly journals. Modeled on JSTOR, DigiZeitschriften is a collaboration of German libraries and publishers supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and hosted by the Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen.  As of 2014, the archive contains 200 German academic titles in 19 subject areas, including 500,000 articles and 6 million pages.  Additional material is added monthly.

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 when logged in to eDesiderata.
Some offers may be exclusive to GNARP members.  Institutions are encouraged to join GNARP.

SEEMP Preserves WWII Cossack Newspapers

The Slavic and East European Microform Project has microfilmed several newspapers published during World War II for Russian Cossack soldiers that fought on the side of Nazi Germany.