In Philosophy, 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 Philosophy 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 electronic journals in Philosophy can be found in the Electronic Journals Library (EZB) and in the Primo catalog (look here for the print-only ones as well).

Subject-specific Internet resources

Information Philosophie: Deutschsprachige Philosophiezeitschrift, die auch Links zu Philosophieinstituten, Tagungen, usw. sammelt.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Frei zugängliches philosophisches Lexikon mit fachlich geprüften Inhalten.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Frei zugängliches philosophisches Lexikon mit eher einführendem Charakter.

PhilPapers: Internationale, interaktive Datenbank mit Fachbeiträgen aus der Philosophie.

Locating resources

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

In the Central Lending Library in Schloss Westflügel you can find more literature on Philosophy 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.

Local research institutions

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.

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.

Subject Librarian for Philosophy
A3, Room 104
+49 621 181 3053
In case of absence please contact: