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German Studies


Welcome to the UCLA Library's German Studies Research Guide. If you have questions about this guide, or if you need research assistance, please contact the Librarian/Curator for European Studies

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Research Help

  • Getting Started: Information Research Tips: This research guide provides "introductory help in learning how to identify, locate, evaluate, and use information effectively and ethically for research assignments."
  • Citing Sources: Another useful research guide that contains resources for citing in APA, MLA, the Chicago Manual of Style, and other formats.
  • Online Research Workshops: "The Library offers varied workshops designed to help students succeed as an undergraduate or graduate Bruin and beyond. These workshops teach relevant skills and encourage critical thinking about the research process."
  • UCLA Undergraduate Writing Center: This is a free service for all UCLA undergraduate students. They provide one-on-one appointments and can help with course papers, capstone projects, thesis papers, as well as application materials (CVs, cover letters, etc.).
  • UCLA Graduate Writing Center: The GWC offers free writing consultations, as well as a variety of workshops and programs, including dissertation "boot camps," a master's thesis writing program, and online writing groups.

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The UCLA Library's online subscription resources can be accessed from computers and wireless networks on campus. However, off-campus access is restricted to current UCLA, students, faculty, and staff who have set up their computer using a virtual private vetwork (VPN) or a proxy server: 

  • RECOMMENDED: Virtual Private Network (VPN): A program you can download and install, or use the built-in version on many computers or mobile devices. VPN software must be logged on manually before you access a restricted site, but works for all programs on your computer. It stays connected until you log off.
  • Proxy Server: A simple browser setting which will automatically divert you to a UCLA logon page when you first access a restricted site.

If you still need help, you can contact the UCLA IT Support Center at (310) 267-4357 or They provide 24/7 phone support.