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Resources for students

  • Research

In general: 

  • Form to testify that a paper is your own workDownload

  • IAAK Evaluation criteria for term papers (and BA/MA Thesis): Download
  • Oxford English Dictionary (OED): Link. Access only from the university network, accessible via VPN.

  • MLA Styleguide: Link. Formal guidelines for term papers in literary and cultural studies.
  • Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Bonn: Link.
    • Fachliche Suche Anglistik: Link 
    • Online-Tutorial Anglistik: Link
    • Schulungsangebote der ULB: Link
  • Project Gutenberg: Link. Free download of literary texts whose copyright has expired.
  • Early Canadiana Online: Link. Free download of early Canadian literary texts.
  • Advanced use of search engines/catalogues: Link.
  • Foxit Reader: Link. Pdf reader that allows you to edit documents: highlighting and commenting.
  • Campus licence Citavi: Link. Software/Plugin for Firefox and MS Word to manage bibliographical data.
  • Zotero: Link. Plugin for Firefox and MS Word to manage bibliographical data.



  • Linguist List: Link Comprehensive resource for linguistics.

  • Linguistics style guide IAAK / Guidelines for writing a term paper or thesis in linguistics 5th version (updated July 2019): Download.

  •  Research Center for Empirical Pragmatics (RCEP): Link


English Language Practice

  • Grammar Exercises (Sammon): Link
  • Merriam Webster Online Thesaurus: Link.
  • TOEFL: Link. Certificate of English language proficiency.
  • IELTS: Link. Certificate of English language proficiency.
  • The Guardian (Online): Link.
  • The New York Times (Online): Link.


Studying and Working Abroad

  • Studying/International Programmes section of this website: Link.

  • IAAK Erasmus pages: Link.

  • Bonn University International Office: Link.
  • PONS Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften Austauschprogramm Inland: Link.

  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD): Link


  • Bonn University career center: Link.
  • Bonn University alumni network: Link.
  • Link. Platform for postgraduate grants and networking.
  • Link. Job platform for academics.


Academic Networking

  • H-Net: Link. Calls for papers worldwide.

  • Deutscher Anglistenverband: Link.

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien: Link
  • Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien (GAPS): Link.