We make literature, databases and other search options for research in Sociology available to you.

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.


Courses and tutorials

The University Library offers regular trainings on research in Sociology. You can watch our online tutorials at any time. We are happy to offer individual advice.

Feedback on literature research strategies

If you would like feedback on your literature research strategy, you can contact the subject librarian for sociology at any time (see contact details below).

Sociology-specific courses

Haus- und Abschlussarbeiten Workshop für Politikwissenschaft und Soziologie

Dieser Kurs zeigt Ihnen Wege, auf denen Sie zu einer geeigneten Forschungsfrage für Ihre Haus- oder Abschlussarbeit finden können. Darüber hinaus werden Themen wie wissenschaftliches Schreiben und die systematische Recherche nach Literatur und Forschungsdaten behandelt.

Termin: Di, 07.05.24, 13:45 – 15:15 online via Zoom

Academic writing and research

The collection of the University Library includes a variety of guidebooks on the following topics:

Helpful works for academic workrking practices and scientific writing are

  • Leuze, K., Unger, H., & Wilhelm Fink GmbH & Co. Verlags-KG. (2015). Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten im Soziologiestudium (UTB Soziologie, Schlüsselkompetenzen; 4314). Paderborn. Primo
  • Ormrod, R. (2023). How to structure a thesis, report or paper : A guide for students. London New York. E-Book
  • Northey, M., Tepperman, L., & Albanese, P. (2023). Making sense : A student's guide to research and writing : Social sciences (Eighth ed., The making sense series). Ontario, CA. Primo

The University Library offers various training and consulting services.


Dr. Hendrik Platte

Dr. Hendrik Platte

Subject Librarian for Political Science, Sociology and Psychology | Contact Person EDZ
University of Mannheim
University Library
Schloss Schneckenhof West – Room SN 283
68161 Mannheim

In case of absence of the subject librarian for Sociology: Please contact Dr. Rudolf Nink