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German Language & Literature at Syracuse University

The Syracuse University German Program is part of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Germanic Languages & Literatures Librarian

Lydia Wasylenko


Databases of Interest

Print Resources in the Library

Browsing Books on German Language and Literature by Call Number


Although some older books are perhaps classified in the Dewey Decimal Classification System, most Syracuse University Libraries print resources are classified in and physically arranged according to the alpha-numeric Library of Congress (LC) Classification System.

The LC system has allocated Class P to Languages and Literatures.  “P” call numbers are assigned to the Languages and Literatures holdings that are shelved in the Reference Collection on the 2nd floor of Bird Library and in the general and oversize stacks on the 5th floor of Bird Library.  (Note:  Less frequently used library materials are kept at The Facility, a high-density storage space at 1556 Jamesville Avenue, but can be requested for next-business day delivery to a library on campus.)

To see an outline of the entire "P" Class, open the document below.  Then click on Subclasses "PD," "PF," and/or "PT" for outlines of the classification schemes for Germanic Languages and Literatures.