The MZES library is a central service provider for the institute’s scientific staff with the following sectors:

The Europe Library

collects social science literature in the fields of comparative European research and European integration research for the period after 1945.

Its holdings encompass about 50,000 monographs and about 110 journals.

Collection priorities are:

  • Social structure and social inequality (education, occupational classes, labour market, demography)
  • Welfare state research (retirement provision, health policy, family policy, intermediary structures / welfare organizations, social reporting)
  • Migration, integration, ethnic and social conflicts, conflict resolution
  • EU research (development/expansion, legitimy research, institutions, European policies, external relations, international negotiations, political participation, democratization, identity issues)
  • Parties and elections (national and EU election studies, election systems, parliaments, governments, policies, stakeholder organizations)

The Statistics Library

collects extensively in supranational, international, national and subnational statistics of 50 countries with an emphasis on Europe as well as in statistics of international organizations (UN, OECD, etc.)

Collection priorities are:

  • Statistical yearbooks
  • Demographic statistics, including censuses
  • Social statistics
  • Economic statistics
  • Elections

Opening hours:

Mon-Fri 8.00 – 24.00
Sat-Sun 10.00 – 24.00
Borrowing/returning hours: Mon-Fri 8.00 – 19.00


The MZES-OPAC provides exclusively the holdings of the MZES library and is meant for searches. It offers special search functions for the statistics library and direct online access to full texts (

Primo (total holdings of the MZES library and all university departmental libraries including all campus-wide available electronic periodicals, e-books, and data banks)  (

KVK (Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue)
For extensive searches the KVK provides documentation of more than 500 million books and periodicals in library and booksellers’ catalogues worldwide. (


Use of the library and conditions of borrowing

The MZES library is located in building A 5, 6 (Part A) on the 1st floor.
The current periodicals are shelved on the ground floor. With the site plan it will be easy for you to find the locations of the individual signatures.

The library is a reference library, borrowing is restricted to MZES members and members of the university staff.

Conditions of borrowing, borrowing rules, conditions of use (PDF, in German)

There are several devices that can be used with the ECUM-Karte, for example.

The MZES library’s current issues of about 110 scientific journals are shelved in the shared periodicals pool on the ground floor.

Search options:
A large number of PCs with internet access as well as one reader-printer for the usage of microforms (microfiches and reels of microfilms) are available for searches. The data can be processed electronically directly on site (Kodak 3000 DSV with editing software). The microform room is open from 8.00-16.00.
Contact for searches:

  • Franz Rothenbacher, Europadatenarchiv Zi. 117

New Acquisitions

Thematic focus - October 2014


EU Integration

Bartolozzi, Paolo; Pallanti, Giovanni
La nuova frontiera dell\'Europa : un libro-intervista
Firenze: Polistampa, c201. - 81 S. : Ill.
Shelfmark: E.A./Allg/570
Tocci, Nathalie
Imagining Europe : towards a more united and effective EU
Roma: Nuova Cultura, 2014. - 220 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Allg/571

Population, migration, urbanism, social geography

Bass, Loretta E.
African immigrant families in another France : ¤hLoretta E.Bass
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. - XIII, 187 S. : graph. Darst
Shelfmark: F/Bevgeo/055
Collier, Paul
Exodus : immigration and multiculturalism in the 21st century
London [u.a.]: Allen Lane, 2013. - VIII, 309 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Bevgeo/210
Goodman, Sara Wallace
Immigration and membership politics in Western Europe
Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Pr., 2014. - XII, 270 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Bevgeo/507
Iceland, John
A portrait of America : the demographic perspective
Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2014. - XIII, 276 S. : zahlr. graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: USA/Bevgeo/066
Odimegwu, Clifford O.
Continuity and change in sub-Saharan African demography
Neew York [u.a.]: Routledge, 2014. - XXIV, 331 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: AFR/Bevgeo/002

Education, science, research

Heath, Anthony F.
Unequal attainments : ethnic educational inequalities in ten Western countries
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. - X, 281 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Bild/331
Maehler, Débora B.; Massing, Natascha; Rammstedt, Beatrice
Grundlegende Kompetenzen Erwachsener mit Migrationshintergrund im internationalen Vergleich: PIAAC 2012
Münster, Westf. [u.a.]: Waxmann, 2014. - 234 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: D/Bild/214=2

International relations

Holzer, Boris
From globalization to world society : neo-institutional and systems-theoretical perspectives
New York [u.a.]: Routledge, 2015. - VIII, 337 S.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Intbez/497
Makaryčev, Andrej S.; Segbers, Klaus
Russia and the EU in a multipolar world : discourses, identities, norms
Stuttgart: ibidem, 2014. - 212 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Intbez/580

Religion, culture, media

Kivisto, Peter
Religion and immigration : migrant faiths in North America and Western Europe
Cambridge: Polity Press, 2014. - IX, 211 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Kultur/135

Nationalism, minorities, regionalism

Alonso, José Antonio; Durand, Jorge; Gutiérrez Palacios, Rodolfo
El futuro del español en Estados Unidos : la lengua en las comunidades de migrantes hispanos
Madrid: Fundación Telefónica, 2013. - XVI, 364 S. : graph. Darst., Kt.
Shelfmark: USA/Nation/036

Political parties, elections, participation, elites, public opinion

Gherghina, Sergiu
Party organization and electoral volatility in Central and Eastern Europe : enhancing voter loyalty
London [u.a.]: Routledge, 2015. - XVIII, 195 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Polsoz/1104
Hartwig, Jürgen
Moderne Formen der Bürgerbeteiligung in Kommunen
Berlin ; Münster: LIT, 2014. - 206 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Polsoz/1105
Heindl, Andreas
Überzeugungsstrategien in Europaabstimmungen
Baden-Baden: Nomos-Verl.-Ges., 2014. - 427 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.A./Polsoz/288
Klages, Helmut; Vetter, Angelika
Bürgerbeteiligung auf kommunaler Ebene : Perspektiven für eine systematische und verstetigte Gestaltung
Berlin: Ed. Sigma, 2013. - 131 S. : gaph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Polsoz/1106
Meyer, Thomas M.
Constraints on party policy change
Colchester: ECPR Press, 2013. - XII, 270 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Polsoz/318
Wagner, Thomas
Demokratie im Zangengriff : welche Zukunft hat die Europäische Union?
Köln: Papyrossa, 2014. - 118 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Polsoz/287
Wall, Irwin M.
France votes : the election of Francois Hollande
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. - IX, 127 S. : Ill.
Shelfmark: F/Polsoz/201

Welfare state, social policy, public health

Cairo, Maria Teresa
Benessere, qualità della vita e salute : tra istanze di normalità e bisogno di diversità
Lecce: Pensa multimedia, c201. - 252 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: I/Sozsta/050
Cannavò, Leonardo
Inclusione sociale : prospettive, approcci, ricerche
Catania: Editioriale Bonanno, [201. - 208 S.
Shelfmark: I/Sozsta/051
Knodt, Michèle
Solidarität in der EU
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. - 312 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.A./Sozsta/474
Masuch, Peter; Masuch, Peter; Deutschland / Bundessozialgericht
Eigenheiten und Zukunft von Sozialpolitik und Sozialrecht : Grundlagen und Herausforderungen des Sozialstaats : Denkschrift 60 Jahre Bundessozialgericht
BerlinBerlin: SchmidtSchmidt, 2014. - XVI, 823 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: D/Sozsta/330=1
Tagarelli, Massimo
Stato, terzo settore e welfare mix : una lettura interpretativa del caso italiano e inglese
Soveria Mannelli: Rubbettino, [201. - 140 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Sozsta/988

Constitution, european treaties, government, administration, law

Martens, Rolf
Die Ministerpräsidentenkonferenzen
Würzburg: Ergon, 2003. - VII, 85 S.
Shelfmark: D/Staat/195

Concepts & theories of integration, federalism, special theories

Nelsen, Brent F.
The European Union : readings on the theory and practice of European integration
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. - XI, 403 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.A./Theorie/041=4

Economic structure and -growth, entrepreneurs, internal market

D'Antoni, Sergio
In Europa da Sud : coesione, nuova concertazione, democrazia economica
Roma: Lavoro, 2014. - XVIII, 133 S.
Shelfmark: I/Wirt/042
Giacché, Vladimiro
Anschluss : die deutsche Vereinigung und die Zukunft Europas
Hamburg: LAIKA, 2014. - 167 S.
Shelfmark: D/Wirt/143


Rea, Louis M.; Parker, Richard A.
Designing and conducting survey research : a comprehensive guide
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2014. - XVII, 332 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: MET/Design/222

Literature about Software (separate location)

Long, J. Scott; Freese, Jeremy
Regression models for categorical dependent variables using Stata
College Station, Tex.: Stata Press, 2014. - XXIII, 589 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: EDV/STAT/STATA/101