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:
Business Source Premier – international
EconBiz – international and German-speaking countries
WISO – German-speaking countries and with practical relevance
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.
Subject-specific portals for Business and Economics
EconBiz – Research and subject-specific portal of the ZBW (Leibniz Information Centre for Economics)
RePEc – Research Papers in Economics
SSRN – Social Science Research Network
RFE – Resources for Economists on the Internet
INOMICS – the Site for Economists
Overview on research institutions
Internet resources for subject-specific advice
In the Schloss Ehrenhof Library, the Hasso Plattner Library, you will find literature on Economics 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 Economics 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 rankings in the Journal Citation Reports including the “impact factors”, which are recalculated every year, are internationally renowned. Please note: Select the relevant subject, for example Economics, by clicking on “Select Categories” on the left.
The Handelsblatt 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.
Courses for Economics
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Literatur finden – Recherche in Datenbanken – Ilias course with videos and additional materials for self-study. You can join the course directly through this link.
The collection of the University Library includes a variety of guidebooks on academic writing and research, for example:
“Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftler” by Ebster/
“Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten” by Manuel René Theisen
“Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten und Schreiben” by Marcus Oehlrich
“Erfolgreich recherchieren – Wirtschaftswissenschaften” by Pianos/
“Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten für Wirtschaftswissenschaftler” by Daniela Weber
“Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten im Wirtschaftsstudium” by Gleitsmann/
At the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, you will find more information on researching literature and academic writing and research in Economics.
The Department of Economics also offers writing advice on its website. Here you will also find information on academic writing and research.
The University Library offers various training and consulting services.