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In the database information system (DBIS), you will find an overview on available databases in Political Science (journal databases, factual databases, reference databases and full-text databases).
Important databases for Political Science:
Databases for current press releases:
In the database information system (DBIS), you can also find statistical databases.
The University Library in Mannheim has licensed an extensive offer of subject-specific e-books.
Via the WISO database, you can also access further e-books.
All e-books available at the University Library in Mannheim can be found in the Primo catalog. If you are searching in the Primo catalog, you can recognize e-books by “Online access” in the title information or by the “View it” tab. To open an e-book, click on the tab “View it” and follow the link. If you are researching a specific subject, you can limit the search results to “e-books” by restricting the search to “books” and “full texts online” in the “Tweak results” column. For more information, please refer to the Information on using e-books and databases.
The University Library supports researchers in research data management, meaning the structured collection and publishing of research data. In the institutional research data repository Mannheim Research Data Repository, research data can be stored and permanently archived.
The subject-specific repositories of the Social Sciences in Europe are united in the Consortium of European Social Data Archives (CESSDA).
The Registry of Research Data Repositories offers a detailed overview on the research data repositories from all subject areas.
DataCite allows you to access academic research data.
In the A5 Library, you will find literature on Political Science 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. There you will find print journals in Political Science which were published in or after 1990. They have the call numbers 400/
The Central Lending Library Schloss Westflügel hosts more literature on Political Science which you can borrow with your ecUM or your library card.
The textbook collection in the Central Lending Library Schloss Westflügel hosts many 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.
In Political Science, scientific journals are often ranked according to the impact factors of the journals. The impact factor of a journal indicates how often the journal’s articles are cited in other scientific journals. Relevant rankings for political science are e. g. the SCImago Journal Ranking or the Google Scholar Ranking.
The collection of the University Library includes a variety of guidebooks on the following topics:
The University Library offers various training and consulting services.