Services University Library

Subject information


Historical Abstracts Bibliography covering the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present

JSTOR Archive database with the full text of academic journals from all academic fields, not including the current year

IMB & BCM Articles on European Middle Ages from reference year 1967 (IMB) and monographs from reference year 1958 (BCM)

HBO Specialist literature on all historical periods with a German language focus and documentation on currently emerging work

Bibliographie der Schweizergeschichte Complete reference of publications from home and abroad on the history of Switzerland from prehistoric times to the present day


Consultation hours for literature research

Our History consultant would be pleased to assist you in making full use of the resources of the University Library Bern:

  • Assistance in researching your topic
  • Using specialist databases
  • Help with search strategies
  • Help with Zotero

Every Thursday 14.00 to 15.00, in Unitobler (office B022), Länggassstr. 49a, 3012 Bern

Make an appointment

Münstergasse Library

  • Guides, overview presentations
  • Specialist academic literature with regard to the collections of the Institute of History
  • Historical collections
  • Publications on the history of the city and canton of Bern, complete as far as possible

to the Münstergasse Library

Basisbibliothek Unitobler BTO

  • Basic literature for students
  • Non-books: Focus DVD-videos

to Basisbibliothek Unitobler BTO

History Library

Specialist subject literature on all historical foci (ancient history - contemporary history), including Swiss history and cantonal history. Comprehensive reference library, with reference works and journals; special shelfmark for licentiate dissertations published by the Institute (can only be consulted in the Institute Library)

to the History Library

Swiss Library of Eastern Europe SOB

Collections, including those on the history of the former Eastern block states and the successor states of the Soviet Union

to the Swiss Library of Eastern Europe SOB

Historic Association of the Canton of Bern

The Historic Association of the Canton of Bern was established in 1846. With publications, lectures and excursions, it provides members with first-hand information and discussion on the history of Bern.

to the Historic Association of the Canton of Bern

Gosteli Foundation Library

Archive on the history of the women’s movement in Switzerland

to the archive