If you want to learn more about research in your field of study or need tips on academic writing and research, you are welcome to attend our courses. We are happy to offer individual advice.
Databases for literature
Databases for research literature, in particular journal articles:
Databases for current press releases:
Overview on and access to Corporate and financial databases
Publications by statistical offices and international organizations:
Use the database and information system (DBIS) to find more databases on Business Administration, in particular statistical databases, and databases on other subject areas.
In the Electronic Journals Library (EZB) and the Primo catalog, you will find e-journals on Business Administration.
In our Primo catalog, you will find the e-books on Business or Economics which we licensed for you.
Selected e-book packages
Publishing research data makes research transparent and reproducible. Universities, publishers and research funding organizations increasingly expect researchers to publish their research data.
The website forschungsdaten.info and the publication “Auffinden – Zitieren – Dokumentieren” (in German) offer introductory information.
If you are looking for repositories for research data, the re3data service might help. The DataCite service might be helpful for researching individual data sets internationally.
At the University of Mannheim, you can use MADATA to publish research data. For Economics and Social Sciences, GESIS operates the SowiDataNet/
Subject-specific portals for Business and Economics
Internet resources for subject-specific research
In the Schloss Schneckenhof Library, you will find literature on Business Administration which you can use on site. The items are freely accessible and organized according to subject area. Borrowing from this collection is only possible for academic staff of the University of Mannheim.
The Central Lending Library Schloss Westflügel hosts more literature on Business Administration which you can borrow with your ecUM or your library card.
The textbook collection in the Central Lending Library Schloss Westflügel hosts multiple copies of the most important textbooks. Students of the University of Mannheim and cooperating institutions are eligible to borrow from the textbook collection.
In the Primo catalog, you can search for the literature available at the University Library.
The most important institutions for Business Administration in Mannheim are:
The JOURQUAL3 journal ranking is important to Business Administration researchers in Germany. It is based on a survey among more than 1,100 members of the German Academic Association of Business Research (VHB).
The rankings in the Journal Citation Reports including the “impact factors” which are recalculated every year are internationally renowned. Just open the rankings in the “Web of Science” and select the categories relevant to Business, Finance or Management.
The Handelsblatt Business Administration ranking is a comprehensive ranking of persons and departments. The evaluation is based, inter alia, on publications in journals which are weighted based on the SCImago Journal Ranking (SJR) from the Scopus database. The SCImago Journal Ranking, for example, takes the number of citations and the prestige of the journal into account.
The University Library offers regular trainings on research in Business Administration. You can watch our online tutorials at any time. We are happy to offer individual advice.
Courses for Business Administration
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Literatur finden – Recherche in Datenbanken – hybrid course – on site in the ExpLab or online:
Business Studies and Economics: Literature Search – hybrid course in English: 30th March, 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Here you will find a recording of this course.
The collection of the University Library includes a variety of guidebooks on academic writing and research, for example:
At the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, you will find more information on researching literature and academic writing and research in Business Administration.
The University Library offers various training and consulting services.