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ENG 332 Global Cinema/ Eng 315 German Literature in Translation: Books

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How do I search using umlauts and ß?


  • You do not need to include umlauts (ä, ö, ü) when searching. "Boll" will retrieve both "Böll" and "Boll".
  • Subsitute "ss" for ß. For example, "muß" should be searched for as "muss".

How to Find a Book in the Library

You found a good book listed in the AU Library Catalog.  Now what? Check out How to find a book in the AU Library

German-English Bilingual Online Dictionaries

Accessing Books

There are 4 main ways you can locate and access books.

  1. AU Library Catalog (includes AU, Ashbrook and Seminary holdings)
  2. OhioLINK Catalog-locate books at 87 Ohio libraries to either pick up or request for delivery to a participating OhioLINK library.
  3. WorldCat-Includes books and other media in US libraries.  Used only for locating, not requests.
  4. Electronic Books-Can access 24/7. Will need to log in to view.  Limited print permission.

    Renewing Books

 Your Library Record  

Use this link to check your OhioLINK orders and renew books.

This process only works for material that is not overdue.  If items are overdue, you will need to call our circulation desk 419.289.5400 and ask for a renewal. 


Library Catalogs

Ashland University Library Catalog

OhioLINK Catalog
About OhioLINK:
  • OhioLINK is a consortium of 90 Ohio  academic libraries.  
  • You may request that books be sent to or you may return to any OhioLINK library near your location.
  • Your library record, including OhioLINK loans, are maintained by the AU Library. Link to My Account on Library home page. View or renew there.
  •  It normally takes 3-4 days for items requested from OhioLINK to arrive at the designated pick-up location. You may return to any OhioLINK library.
  • you will be emailed when OhioLINK requests are ready for you to pick up at the library you designated
  • This service is not used to request articles. 

 Map of OhioLINK libraries


 Go to the WorldCat Catalog

Includes books and other media in US libraries.  Used only for locating, not requests. Enter your zipcode to find availability in a library near you.

Search tips

 Search Tips

Keyword Search

  •  Uses natural language. Type a word or phrase.  Use only simple words and phrases--no sentences.

  • With keyword you can search for simply “germany”

  • Expand your results by using OR -- (germany OR german OR berlin)

  • Focus your results by using AND-- german AND identity

  • Put quotes or parentheses around phrases when you want to retrieve all of the words, in the exact order given.  Example: " berlin wall”

  • You can use an * to retrieve multiple variants of a word with one efficient search. Example: fantast* retrieves results with fantasy, fantistic, fantastical, fantastik

  • You can also use combined searches such as  (german* OR berlin) AND "motion pictures" AND wenders

  • It can be useful to start with a keyword search and use the results to identify the subject headings to use in a Subject search.

Subject Search

·     Requires specific Library of Congress (LC) Subject Headings. The words have to be typed in the exact order used by Library of Congress. You cannot use AND or OR.  The LC subject term used most often for cinema is Motion Pictures.

Examples of relevant Library of Congress Subject Headings  

Identity (Psychology) in motion pictures

Motion pictures -- Germany -- History -- 20th century

Jews in motion pictures

Social change in motion pictures.

Motion pictures and globalization -- Germany.

Silent films -- History and criticism


Reference Books (main floor)

 Researchers typically read only a few pages of a reference book to get an overview of a topic and discover the useful keywords and issues that will help them find more books and articles.