General Linguistics and Literature

In General Linguistics and Literature, 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.


Key Databases

Literature online (LiOn)

Bibliographie der Deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft (BDSL)

Bibliography of Linguistic Literature (BLLDB)

MLA International Bibliography

In the Datenbank-Infosystem (Database Information System) DBIS you will find a list of databases related to the field of General Linguistics and Literature 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 General Linguistics and Literature 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 General Linguistics and Literature, which you can use on site. All media here 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 General Linguistics and Literature 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.

The Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS) in Mannheim has a wide ranging collection in German as well as in General Linguistics. Visit their Catalog.

Your General Linguistics and Literature Librarian
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