Germanistik im Netz - Virtuelle Fachbibliothek GermanistikA collaboration of several German libraries and other organizations, this is the largest site pulling together the best websites, databases, and other collections of material on German language, literature and culture, with search engines to allow searching across the collected sites.
Warwick German Studies WebLinks to many German sites on culture, literature, the former East Germany, language, news, film, and more. See "general sites" and links under the "Subject pages" tab.
Dictionaries and Other Tools
BEOLINGUSOnline dictionary for GermanEnglish translations, synonyms, quotes, pronounciations, and more.
BildwörterbuchAn illustrated dictionary with over 20,000 terms and definitions, and 6,000 colour illustrations.
Deutsches Wörterbuch by Jakob Grim and Wilhelm GrimmBegun in the early 1800's, this is the most comprehensive German dictionary. It took over a hundred years to complete and was designed to cover the German language from the time of Martin Luther to Goethe (c. 1500-mid 1800's). It includes quotations illustrating usage and etymologies.
Duden OnlineDuden is the standard reference work for the German language. In German only.
ForvoForvo.com is an onlin pronunciation guide that offers over 1.1. million pronounciations for over 1.04 million words in 279 languages.
LingueeBilingual English-German / German-English dictionary by German company Linguee GmbH. Provides definitions and pronunciations, with example translations from selected reliable translation source
PONS online dictionaryGerman-English dictionary. Includes tips and examples covering the correct use of cases and idiomatic meanings.
Worterbuch NetzIncludes several historical and regional dictionaries which can be searched together.
WoxikonA German dictionary that includes synonyms, abbreviations, verb conjugations, and a way to look up rhyme words.
Oxford Language Dictionaries OnlineThis link opens in a new windowArabic/English, Chinese/English, French/English, German/English, Italian/English, Portuguese/English, Russian/English, Spanish/English
ActiLinguaFree excellent resources for learning German.
Journal of Germanic LinguisticsOriginal articles, reviews and notes on synchronic and diachronic issues pertaining to Germanic languages and dialects from the earliest phases to the present.
BU Students/Faculty/Staff have searchable access to this journal through BU's databases. Please see a Reference Librarian for assistance.