Online Study Guides
The following study guides are all available online via Questia School. Click here for log in credentials.

Highlights from the Library's Collection
Highlights from the IB Recommended Reading List
All Items by Source

Community Resources

Corvey Digital Collection: Literature of the 18th and 19th Centuries Restricted Resource Some full text available
This database includes German, English and French-language literary primary texts of the 18th and 19th centuries. The content focuses on the Romantic era from 1790 to 1870. The collection is sorted by language and literary genres and includes 5,952.
note: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) username and password required. See 'Accessing Community Resources' to the right.
Duden Schulwissen Resource contains images
"Here you will find the contents of important subjects (including German, mathematics, physics and English) visually processed and made understandable. For everyone from Grade 5 to Abitur."
note: German Language Resource
VÖBB Resource: Requires valid Öffentlichen Bibliotheken Berlins library card (Access Instructions)
English Language Women's Literature of the 18th & 19th Centuries Restricted Resource Some full text available
The database contains 1,830 books from the years 1790 - 1840. The collection is made up of mainly novels and short stories, but also drama, poetry and some travel literature and children's books. It is the most complete collection of English-language women's literature of romanticism.
note: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) username and password required. See 'Accessing Community Resources' to the right.


Directory of Open Access Journals
DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Online Resources

Google Scholar
Google Scholar searches for scholarly literature using Google's familiar interface. You can find articles, books, and content from academic publishers, professional societies, some academic web sites, and more. For more information see: Strengths and Weaknesses of Google Scholar.
note: Google Scholar is primarily an index. For full-text versions of the books and articles returned by Google Scholar, you will need to take advantage of the university libraries listed to the right under 'Accessing Community Resources'.
IXL - Maths and English Practice Restricted Resource
Great resource for questions related to grammar, spelling or punctuation.
note: Please ask your teacher for username and password.
Lexile Framework for Reading
'Find Just Right Books' section allows students/parents to find books specific to the student's reading level or to search by grade level. Then the students can choose a genre of book they want and boom!, appropriate books suggested. - Mr. Miwa (Grade 6 English Teacher)
Newspaper Templates Restricted Resource
Here you will find a number of newspaper templates created by the English department teachers.
NoodleTools Restricted Resource
It is a 'one stop shop' to help students formulate research questions, collection research, take notes and create citations.


Britannica Online Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Provides access to thousands of high-quality encyclopedia articles in addition to images, video and audio collections. Some full-text magazine/journal articles from EBSCO are also available.
note: Click here for login credentials
Questia School Restricted Resource Some full text available
Includes 83,000 full-text digital books and 8 million magazine/journal articles in Art and Architecture, Business and Management, Communication and Language, Economics, Environment, Government and Politics, History, Literature, Music and Performing Arts, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology and Anthropology.
note: Click here for login credentials
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Accessing Community Resources
Berlin Public Libraries (VÖBB)
Students and faculty can obtain a library card free of charge by submitting an application form and the documents below to any public library branch in Berlin.
  • Proof of Residence in Germany (Anmeldebescheinigung)
  • Identity card or passport
  • Student Card (Schülerausweis)
  • Signature (on the form) of the parent or legal guardian (for children and adolescents under 18)
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Residents of Germany have access to around 150 academic databases through the German Research Foundation (DFG). The aim is to enable scientists, students and scientifically interested individuals access to databases, digital text collections, electronic journals and e-books. These databases are made available through the universities below, but individuals can also register to access them from home. To register, users must select the databases they would like access to and create an account on the DFG's website. Upon registration the DFG will send the login credentials to the user's home address. Usually this takes a day or two.
Freie Universität
Users officially registered in Berlin or in Brandenburg can obtain user cards at no charge on presentation of identification (Personalausweis; or passport in combination with official proof of residence (Meldebescheinigung)). Adolescents (age 16 through 17) must submit a special form for requesting a user card; this form has to be signed by a parent or legal guardian. More information can be found on their website.
Humboldt Universität
Any resident of the Germany who is at least 16 years of age may register to use the libraries of Humboldt University free of charge. You must submit your ID card or your passport with official proof of residency (Anmeldungbescheinigung) at one of their service desks (for instance at the Grimm Zentrum near Friedrichstr. Bhf). In a few minutes, you will be issued with a user ID that is valid for one year. For more information see their FAQ section (German only). If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must provide your parents' consent along with your passport and proof of residency. Please print the following form and take it with you when you register: Parental Consent Form (PDF). When you register you will be able to borrow books and access hundreds of online databases from computers located in any of Humboldt University's libraries.
Technische Universität Berlin
Secondary students can register to use the libraries of the TU at the central library (Zentralbibliothek) for 5.00 EUR/year. Required documents include passport, proof of residency (Meldebescheinigung) and student card (Schülerausweis). In addition, students under 18 will need to submit a form signed by their legal guardian. Upon registration students can borrow books and take advantage of electronic resources. Click here for more information.
Universität der Künste Berlin
A Technische Universität Berlin library card (see above) is valid at the libraries of the UdK Berlin.