German Studies

In German 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.

Please be aware that to do German Studies in Mannheim you will need a proficient knowledge of German! Further information on the library's research support in German Studies is available in German only and can be found here.


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

Locating resources

In the A3 Library you will find literature on German 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 German 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 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.

Courses and Tutorials

We offer courses on research skills in the subject area German Language and Literature on a regular basis. You can access our tutorials online at any time. You may also schedule an individual appointment.

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 German Studies Librarian
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