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Islamic Studies

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Menalib The portal provides standard access to research and information on the Middle East, North Africa and Islam

Logo Index Islamicus

Index Islamicus By far the most important bibliography on Islam and the Middle East, documents literature from 1906 in European languages

Logo Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts Supplement to the Index Islamicus for topics focusing on history, with particular reference to the Muslim/non-Muslim world

Logo Atla Religion Database

Atla Religion Database Supplement to the Index Islamicus for topics focusing on religion, with particular reference to Islam/other religions

Islamic Studies

Consultation hours for literature research

Are you planning to write a term paper, bachelor's or master's thesis?

Our Islamic Studies 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

Tuesday 14.00 to 16.00, in the Lerchenweg Library, Lerchenweg 36, 3012 Bern

By appointment only

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Münstergasse Library

  • Translations of classic texts and contemporary fiction. Mainly from Persian, Turkish and Arabic, some also from other Turkic languages, from Urdu and Kurdish.
  • Secondary literature on specified texts
  • Basic literature on Islamic Studies in addition to that provided by the Lerchenweg Library

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Basisbibliothek Unitobler BTO

  • Basic literature for students. Not exclusively by scholars of Islam; more of an interdisciplinary orientation. Range of non-books (CDs, films, etc.)
  • Language courses in addition to the provision by the Lerchenweg Library

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Lerchenweg Library

  • Basic literature, handbooks, etc. specialist literature on Islamic Studies.
  • In particular: wide range of texts in original languages (Arabic, Persian, etc.)

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Non-University Specialist Institutions in Bern

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