The Library recently initiated a subscription to the highly-esteemed BDSL Online, an international bibliography of German language and literary studies.
BDSL Online is the electronic version of the Bibliographie der deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft, a resource commonly known as the Eppelsheimer-Köttelwesch.
The BDSL is considered one of the most important bibliographic resources for German language and literary studies and is described as an indispensible reference work.
The BDSL Online indexes both monographic and serial literature in the field from 1985 to present. It currently includes approximately 350,000 titles and an estimated 15,000 items are added every year, including monographs, anthologies, and journal and newspaper articles.
The BDSL Online includes an advanced search that lets you search and combine terms in author and title fields, as well as specify year ranges for publication, as pictured below. It includes a limit feature in the right- hand column "Kapitel" with a limit that searches all by default. You may limit to language OR literary search, era OR century, general literary history, German literary history, etc.
To access issues published before 1985 (back to 1945), see Primo.
For more information, contact:
Liaison Librarian for Germanic & Slavic Studies