In our online catalogue, you can restrict your search to theses (dissertations from 1978, habilitations from 1972 onwards) by linking the search term hs with the Media type search field. You can also connect title words with OR (see figure).
Search with the subject group index
For the topic search, you should search in the keyword register or in the subject group index for the suitable subject group and enter the subject group abbreviation with a space in the Classmark search field (see figure).
Alternatively you can go directly from the keyword register or the subject group index to the matching hits in the online catalogue. To restrict your search to theses, you can klick on Modify in the hit list on the right an select your request via the Previous searches or in the bottom field of the advanced search (see figures).
Note: Please do not search using the Keyword field as theses are not usually indexed with keywords.
To order or reserve the required title (theses are not freely accessible), click on reservation/order.
There, you can browse by author, doctoral advisor, year and subject category.
To subsequently order doctoral theses from Mannheim, please use our online catalogue. You can order doctoral theses from Heidelberg via our document delivery service. Alternatively, owners of a HEIDI card can order/reserve titles in HEIDI for collection in Heidelberg.
To restrict your search for doctoral theses or professorial theses, you can link, for example, subject heading words and keywords (Alle Begriffe (all words) search field, possibly also shorten the search term with the wildcard characters * or ?) with the Hochschulschriftenvermerk (thesis) search field and the search term diss (see figure) or habil in the advanced search.