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Subject Librarian:

Gordon Anderson

This subject covers: Sources for studying the language and literature of Denmark, in English and in Danish; biographical information about authors; dictionaries.

Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

Published 1979-1992; preceded by: Dansk tidsskrift-index, 1915-1980. Location: Wilson Library AI13 .D3 (non-circulating)

The MLA International Bibliography is a classified listing and subject index of scholarly books and articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics which has been compiled by the Modern Language Association of America since 1926.

Catalogs and Bibliographies


Search with MNCAT to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.

National Bibliographies

General Reference Sources

Biographical Sources

Since 1910, this is the standard Danish biography annual. A basic online index to Kraks blå bog is found at the publisher's website.

Part I of the Scandinavian Biographical Archive is also available on line, in full text. Click on the hyperlink, choose "World Biographical Information System (WBIS Online)" from the list of resources, and begin searching. The system automatically searches the SBA and other relevant biographical archives.


Edited by Anna Garde; additional material by W. Glyn Jones.


Volume 300 in the Dictionary of Literary Biography (Reference PS 21.55x)

Complete in 20 volumes, 1994-2002.

Compiled by the editors of the Danish National Encyclopedia

Volume 214 in the Dictionary of Literary Biography (Wilson Reference Quarto PS 21.55x)

Handbooks and Manuals

Internet Resources

Gateways & Megasites

Created by Scandinavian-studies librarians in the Western European Studies Section of the American Library Association. This web site provides links to scholarly web sites, Nordic library catalogs, publishers, book dealers, reference tools, and other web gateways for the study of Northern Europe.

Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Style Manuals

University of Minnesota

Related U of M Web Sites

Provides links to language specific search engines, education sites, weather and news pages and other language based resources. Just select the appropriate language for the list of links.

Library Information

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