RÖMPP Online Information on chemistry (mainly food chemistry and natural substances), biology, genetics and the environment

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Annually updated tables with substance properties and mathematical and physical formulas

SciFinder Bibliographical data on >10,000 journals, information on substances and patented information

Reaxys Comprises CrossFire Beilstein, Gmelin and PCD. Searches with alerts, also by substance and reaction


Consultation hours for literature research

Our subject librarian for Chemistry would be pleased to assist you in making full use of the resources of the University Library Bern:

  • Assistance in researching your topic
  • Using specialized databases
  • Help with search strategies
  • Support for working with literature management programs

Please make an appointment by e-mail. The consultation can also be made using a tool such as Skype, Zoom, or Jitsi.

For further services of our subject librarians please visit the Portal Natural Sciences of the University Library of Bern.

Our collection in chemistry can be requested through our online catalog swisscovery Universität und PH Bern. Open access holdings can be found in the following libraries:

Muesmatt Library

  • Basic literature, introductions
  • Reference works
  • Study and research literature

Münstergasse Library

  • Reference works in the reading room
  • Latest issues of print journals in the Schultheissensaal
  • Historical collections