Search Engines, Databases, Link Collections
Web Catalogs and Databases
German Search Engines
Excellent search engine for finding specific combinations
of words in the text of a website. Go to "Language,
Display, & Filtering Options" and set the language
of the pages to be searched to "German," or just enter
a search term in German in order to get primarily
German pages for your results. Currently my
favorite search engine :)
Calls itself a search engine ("Die schnelle Suchmaschine")
but looks like a web catalog. When I tried it, there
was an annoying popup for a dating service.
"Your Austrian Search Engine"
Österreichische Suchmaschine. [Not working
Infoseeker simultaneously searches multiple German
sources and allows searches to be presented according
to relevance or engine. Click on "web alerts"
to monitor search terms at a frequency that suits
Österreich Irritating sites that load multiple
times before settling on a layout.
Looks for current newspaper articles on the topic
you enter. For this purpose, this search engine is
actually significantly better than Google, in my opinion.
Hip metasearch site aimed at younger users
TV Catalog of search engines worldwide. Click
on "Regional" for search engines focused
on specific regions of Germany, and on "Österreich"
or "Schweiz" for search engines focusing
on those countries. Also includes a section with "search
engine-related news" ["Suchmaschinen Nachrichten"].
Link lists like this
The "official and independent" "Deutschland-Portal,"
commissioned by the "Presse- und Informationsdienst
der Bundesregierung." Well-organized site, but
its "official" nature does seem to limit
the range of links offered.
University of St. Louis Germanic Languages link page
Great link page created for students at Washington
University St. Louis; organized by topic.
iLoveLanguages Page: German Contains some really
fun links. If the direct link is broken, navigate
to the German list via the iLoveLanguages
Page, which takes you to such link collections
for a very wide range of languages.
of Alberta's Jump Stations to Resources in German
Very comprehensive site.
für Journalisten Tremendously useful site.
Includes links to "Nachrichten," and to news archives
("Archive"), as well as links to all manner of other
useful reference sources, such as link-collections
by topic ("Internet-Kataloge"), references for background
knowledge in subject areas such as politics, culture,
business etc. ("Ressort-Wissen"), general knowledge
references such as encyclopaedias, dictionaries, statistics
etc. ("Allgemeinwissen"), and practical info such
as plane and train schedules and prices etc. ("Praktische
German Page Free commercial site (?) offering
lots of fun links, grammatical topics of the week,
and moderated chat groups. Also includes links
to other languages.
Mifflin's German Web Resources Page Includes a
wide variety of useful links for language learners
of Wales German Bookmarks
GERMAN WWW Trails
Schoenherr's Lesezeichen für Deutschlehrende
University of Michigan Language Resource Center's
University of Wisconsin's German-related Links
Mainly focussed on links for academic research purposes
University's list of "German and Cultural Studies