English Studies

In English Studies, Mannheim University Library provides you with literature, access to databases, and structured search options.

Come and attend one of our numerous courses if you want to learn how to make better use of our subject-specific resources and services or if you want to improve your academic research and writing skills. You may also schedule an individual appointment.



In the Datenbank-Infosystem (Database Information System) DBIS you will find a list of databases related to the field of English and American Studies and available through the University Library. In addition to the subject-specific databases, which you can use to search for journal articles and other bibliographical references, you will also find a list of reference works, dictionaries and full-text databases. In particular, please note the list of "Top Databases".


The e-journals for the subject English Studies can be found in the Electronic Journals Library (EZB) and the Primo catalog.



Subject-specific Internet resources

Locating resources

In the A3 library you will find literature on English Studies, which you can use on site. Media are freely accessible and arranged according to subject areas. Borrowing from this stock is possible for academic staff of the University of Mannheim only.

In the Central Lending Library in Schloss Westflügel you can find more literature on English Studies which you can borrow with your ecUM or your Library Card.

In the textbook collection in the Schloss Westflügel, the most important textbooks are available for loan in multiple copies to students of the University of Mannheim and of cooperating institutions.

The literature available in the University Library can be searched for in the Primo catalog.

Courses and Tutorials

We offer courses on research skills on a regular basis. You can access our tutorials online at any time. You may also schedule an individual appointment.

The video album available at the following link features tutorials on how to search MLA International Bibliography.


Also of interest:

Academic Writing and Research

The collection of  Mannheim University Library includes a variety of guidebooks on academic writing and research, for example in the A3 Library at AK 39580.

With our courses and consulting services we aim to support you in every way we can.

Your English Studies Librarian
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