Departments/disciplines/programs/subject areas supported
- Department of Comparative Literature
- Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
- Department of Linguistics
- The Literature Major
- Program in Medieval Studies
- Program of Film and Media Studies
- Program of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
- Renaissance Studies Program
- Academic and trade press monographs are acquired in print or electronic formats.
- Online-only subscriptions are preferred; print subscriptions are initiated or continued when an online edition is not available, not stable, or not adequate.
- Electronic reference materials, including indexing and abstracting databases, dictionaries, and encyclopedias, are almost always preferred to their print counterparts. Print reference materials are acquired when an online version is not available, not stable, or not adequate.
- DVDs are acquired very selectively, primarily in response to faculty demand.
- Yale Library has extensive microform holdings supporting German and Scandinavian language and literature. However, due to the increasing conversion of microform collections to digital formats and the interlibrary loan availability of microform sets from the Center for Research Libraries, microform supporting German and Scandinavian language and literature is now acquired on demand only.
Chronological and geographical focus
Collaborations within Yale
- The International Collections acquire material in German and Scandinavian language and literature for their respective regions: African Collection, East Asia Collection, Judaica Collection, Latin America Collection, Near East Collection, Slavic and East European Collection, Southeast Asia Collection, and the South Asia Collection.
- Collaboration within HCRE (Humanities Collections and Research Education) on purchases, especially databases of wide interest to humanists including historical newspapers, pamphlets, scholarly editions, and journals.
- Occasional collaboration with the Music Library, Divinity Library, Center for British Art, or the Law Library in purchases of or subscriptions to databases of mutual interest.
- Bass Library
Librarian for Western European Humanities
Department of Area Studies and Humanities Research Support (DASHRS)