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Profiles of Germany Today

Germany Country Profile by the BBC

Germany by CultureGrams

CIA World Fact Book: Germany

Germany: A Country Study by the Library of Congress, Federal Research Division


Immigrant Entreneurship

This is an ongoing project of the German Historical institute in Washington D.C.  It includes biographies of German entrepreneurs from 1720 to the present.

German-American Business Biographies



Marquette Libraries and the German Honor Society (Delta Phi Alpha) have developed this site to help you quickly find the resources you need when using the German language.  Click on the tabs above to find what you want.  The first row of tabs concentrates on learning the language, the second on using it.


Why Study German?

The top ten reasons from the American Association of Teachers of German

1. Germany is the world's 2nd largest exporter.
2. The EU language with the largest number of native speakers is German.
3. 18% of the world's books are published in German.
4. Germany is home to numerous international corporations.
5. German is no harder to learn to speak and write than other languages.
6. German is the second-most commonly used scientific language.
7. German is the language of Goethe, Nietzsche and Kafka. Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Freud and Einstein also spoke German.
8. Speaking and understanding German will deepen your knowledge of the culture and improve your employment opportunities.
9. Learning German provides deeper insights into a region that plays a vital role in central Europe's intellectual and economic life and in its cultural history.
10. In many regions, Germans account for the largest percentage of tourists.

Click here for the DAAD's seven good reasons for learning German


Streaming Media

You will need an application like Windows Media Player for most of these items.

Deutsche Welle
Culture, Politics, News

ARD Radio
Click on Radio online Hoeren in the upper right

TV news

About.Com's list of online German radio stations


German Word of the Day

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German Encyclopedias

Wikipedia Deutschland 

Der Grosse Brockhaus (12 vols)
Raynor Reference AE27. G67 1977


History: Today and Yesterday

Kalenderblatt offers a daily menu of historical topics and anniversaries.  From Deutsche Welle.

Geschichte from Tatsachen über Deutschland

See the History Research Guide for detailed instructions on doing historical research at MU.

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