For the subject area Law, the Mannheim University Library provides you with literature, access to databases, and further 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.



Databases on German Law

Tutorials on searching the beck-online database: beck-online (Youtube, only available in German)

Tutorials on using the juris database: juris (Youtube, only available in German)

Wolters Kluwer Online

Landesrecht Baden-Württemberg

Databases on European Law

Tutorials: EUR-Lex (Youtube)

Databases on International and Foreign Law


Kluwer Arbitration

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law
Tip: The database includes topics from international commercial law.

Nexis Uni

Thomson Reuters Westlaw
To search in Westlaw’s Law Journals, choose the Region: US. Under Browse, open the Link Secondary Sources in the All Content-Tab. Next select Law Reviews & Journals under By Type. Then you can also narrow your search by Topic in the left column.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law

More Databases

Use the Database-Infosystem (DBIS) to find more legal databases and databases on other subject areas.


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

Subject-specific Internet resources

Virtual Law Library
Among other services, the Virtual Library for International and Interdisciplinary Legal Research aggregates legal research blogs.

Gesetze im Internet
The Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection and the Federal Office of Justica make federal law available on the internet. Non-binding Translations are also available.

Rechtsprechung im Internet
The Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection and the Federal Office of Justice make available selected decisions of German courts.

Verwaltungsvorschriften im Internet
The Federal Government makes administrative regulations available on the internet.

Website of the Court of Justice of the European Union

International and foreign law

Law Libray of Congress
The Guide to Law Online compiles a great number of resources - including on national jurisdictions.

The Hauser Global Law School Program at NYU School of Law offers research guides, including on national jurisdictions.

Constitute Project
The project supports research on comparative consitutional law.

Locating resources

In the Schloss Ehrenhof Library you will find literature on Law, which you can use on site. The media are freely accessible and arranged according to subject areas. Borrowing from this stock is only possible for academic staff of the University of Mannheim.

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

In the textbook collection at 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 at the University Library can be searched for in the Primo catalog.

Courses and Tutorials

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

Courses in the subject area law

Urteile und Aufsätze finden - Recherche in Datenbanken
Thursday, 12 March 2020, 10:15 - 11:45 a.m. in the training classroom M 218

Academic Writing and Research

Dr. Marion von Francken-Welz
Subject Librarian for Law
Schloss Ehrenhof, Room M 305
+49 621 181 3024
In case of absence please contact: