Media and Communication Studies

In Media and Communication 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.




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


Subject-specific Internet resources


Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM)

Poynter Institute for Media Studies

PZ-Online  (Verband deutscher Zeitschriftenverleger e.V.) (Zentrales Internetportal zum deutschen Film)

Lexikon der Filmbegriffe (Universität Kiel) - Das Online Portal für Filmbildung (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung)

Branchenblätter der Film- und Unterhaltungsindustrie


The Hollywood Reporter

Screen International

Filmverbände und -anstalte

Motion Picture Association of America

British Film Institute

Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animé – Frankreich

Filmförderungsanstal – Deutschland

Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales – Spanien

Filmdatenbanken und Filmrezensionen

The Numbers

Internet Movie Database (IMDB)

Hollywood Stock Exchange

metacritic (Rezensionen)

Rotten Tomatoes (Rezensionen)

filmlaune (Rezensionen)

Informationen von internationalen Organisationen

Unesco Institute for Statistics – Darunter Filmstatistiken

MEDIA Programm der Europäische Union

Eurimages - European Cinema Support Fund (Council of Europe

Media Salles – European Cinema Statistics

Locating resources

In the A3 Library you will find literature on Media and Communication 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 at Schloss Westflügel you can find more literature on Media and Communication 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.

Local research institutions

Courses and Tutorials

We offer courses on research skills in the subject area Media and Communication Studies 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 strive to support you in every way we can.

Your Media and Communication Studies Librarian
A3, Room 104
+49 621 181 3053
In case of absence please contact: