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Logo Philosopher’s Index

Philosopher’s Index Specialist bibliography for philosophy since 1940 (USA) or 1967 (other countries)

Logo Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Specialist international encyclopedia with more than 2,000 entries on people and topics in philosophy

Logo Oxford Handbooks of Philosophy

Oxford Handbooks of Philosophy Current collective volumes on individual disciplines in philosophy

Logo Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2nd ed.)

Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2nd ed.) Comprehensive reference work with more than 2,100 entries on all areas of philosophy

Logo Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics (2nd ed.

Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics (2nd ed.) Specialist international encyclopedia, with more than 370 detailed entries on problem areas for practical ethics and its sub disciplines


Consultation hours for literature research

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

Our Philosophy 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

Every first and third Thursday from 15.00 to 17.00, in the Institute of Philosophy, Unitobler (office B221, 2nd floor), Länggassstr. 49a, 3012 Bern. Appointment required.

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Münstergasse Library

  • Basic literature and introductions
  • Primary texts in student editions
  • Historical-critical complete editions
  • Specialist academic literature
  • Historical collections

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Basisbibliothek Unitobler BTO

Basic literature for students

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Library of Philosophy

  • Basic and specialist literature on all subfields of philosophy
  • Research foci in ethics, philosophy of language and philosophy of science
  • Large collection of primary and secondary literature on classical philosophers from ancient times to the current day
  • Philosophical journals

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