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Resources

The University Library hosts more than 2.3 million items. The collections of conventional items and digital services such as e-books, e-journals and databases are growing steadily. Learn more about how to search for resources and how to use them.

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Primo Catalog

Search for prints or electronic resources, journal articles, databases in the library’s collection as well as in the collections of academic libraries in Germany

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Databases

Databases are organized according to subjects or alphabetically in the database and information system (DBIS)

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Information on Using E-Books and Databases

Access to our digital services and terms of use

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Subject-Specific Research

Databases, literature and other subject-specific search options, trainings and individual consultation services by the University Library’s subject librarians

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Primo Search Tips

Useful tips for searching the Primo catalog

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Borrow, Request, Renew

Everything you need to know about requesting, borrowing or renewing items. Learn how to place items on hold or find out where to return them.

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Interlibrary Loan

Request and borrow items from other libraries

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Acquisition Request

Can’t find what you are looking for? If your item is not in the collection of the University Library, you can make an acquisition request.

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Other Catalogs

Catalogs of the University of Mannheim and other institutions in Mannheim as well as regional and transregional library catalogs

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Collections

Explore our digital collections of old prints and statistical yearbooks – and find out more about the history of our historical collections.

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Access to Elsevier Journals

How to access new articles from Elsevier journals.

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Newspapers

Get access to print newspapers, Mannheim newspapers and online newspaper portals