The best place to find books is the Library Catalog.
Usually, to search for a topic you might use the Words or Phrase box or the Subject box.
A Subject search for the terms German Literature will result in literature that is written in German, as well as criticism about German literature in German, but also in English.
If you want books written in a particular language, use the Library Catalog's advance search view, where you can choose the Language limiter.
For example, for literature in German try:
You can also find topical results by translating your search terms into the language.
For example, if "culture" is part of your search, you can use the German translation Kultur in the words or phrase box. You can further limit the results by selecting German as the language.
Want to browse for books in the library? Fordham University Libraries organizes books using the Library of Congress Classification System.
Below are general call number ranges for the modern languages offered at Fordham University. For a more detailed breakdown, look at the Library of Congress Classification Outline.
PJ 6001 - 8517 (General)
PJ 6073 - 7144 (Language)
PJ 7501 - 8517 (Literature)
PC 2001 - 3761 (Language)
PQ 1 - 3999 (Literature)
PF 3001 - 5999 (Language)
PT 1 - 4897 (Literature)
PC 1001 - 1977 (Language)
PQ 4001 - 5999 (Literature)
PL 1001 - 3208 (General)
PL 1001 - 1960 (Language)
PL 2250 - 3208 (Literature)
PG 2001 - 2826 (Language)
PG 2900 - 3698 (Literature)
PC 5001 - 5498 (Language)
PQ 6001 - 8929 (Literature)
For more information on Library of Congress Call Numbers, see the LC Call Numbers handout available in the Reference Help research guide.
To find audio-visual materials:
Many items are located in the Electronic Information Center (EIC) in the Walsh Library.
You can also search Fordham's holdings via WorldCat: