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Bibliographie der deutschen Literaturwissenschaft. Frankfurt am Main: V. Klostermann, 1957-1969. 8 volumes.
Payson (Ref. PT 85 B5) 1957/58-1967/68

Bibliographie der deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft.  Frankfurt am Main: V. Klostermann, 1970- Annual.
Payson (Ref. PT 85 B5) 1969-

Comprehensive bibliography of Western-language materials: books, pamphlets, articles, dissertations, reviews, etc.  Basic arrangement is by literary period, with author and subject indexes.

Kritisches Lexikon zur deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur (KLG) hrsg. von Heinz Ludwig Arnold.  München: Edition Text + Kritik, 1978-
Payson (Ref. PT 155 K757)

Each brief biographical sketch is followed by a signed critical essay on the writer and his work and a bibliography of writings by and about the author.

Encyclopedias

Der Grosse Brockhaus; Handbuch des Wissens.  15., völlig neubearb.  Aufl. von Brockhaus' Konversations-Lexikon.  Leipzig: Brockhaus, 1928-35.  21 volumes.
Payson (Ref. AE 27 G65)

Meyers Konversations-Lexikon: eine Encyklopädie des allgemeinen Wissens.   Meyer, Hermann Julius. 3. gänzlich umgearb. Aufl. Leipzig: Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, 1874-1884. 21 volumes.
Payson (Ref. AE 27 M67 1874)

Der Neue Brockhaus: Lexikon u. Wörterbuch in 5 Bänden u. e. Atlas. 5., völlig neubearb. Aufl. Wiesbaden: Brockhaus, 1973-1975. 5 volumes.
Payson (Ref. AE 27 N384 1973)

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German Dictionaries

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Handbooks

A Concise history of German literature to 1900, edited by Kim Vivian. 1st ed. Columbia, SC, USA: Camden House, c1992.
Payson (PT 91 C66 1992)

A collective effort by experts in the various eras.  Extensive bibliographical references.  Author, title, and subject index.

Kosch, Wilhelm. Deutsches Literatur-Lexikon. Ausg. in einem Band bearb. von Bruno Berger.  Bern, Francke, 1963.
Payson (Ref. Z 2231 K66 1963)

Consists almost entirely of sketches of German writers, giving brief biographical information and often extensive bibliographies of primary and secondary works.

Kritisches Lexikon zur deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur (KLG) hrsg. von Heinz Ludwig Arnold. München: Edition Text + Kritik, 1978-
Payson (Ref. PT 155 K757)

A brief biographical sketch is followed by a signed critical essay on each writer and his work, plus a bibliography of writings by and about the author.

The Oxford companion to German literature by Henry and Mary Garland. 2nd ed. Oxford [Oxfordshire]; New York: Oxford University Press, c1986.
Payson (PT 41 G3 1986)

Entries for authors, titles, historical figures and events, places, institutions, literary movements and terminology.  Covers German literature from about the 8th century to the early 1980s.