Communication and Media Studies

International Encyclopedia of Communication Online reference work across the entire range of communication studies

Social Sciences Citation Index, SSCI Reference to 5,000,000 articles from more than 70,000 primarily English-language academic journals (from 1956)

Internationale Bibliographie der geistes- und sozialwissenschaftl. Zeitschriftenliteratur, IBZ International, interdisciplinary bibliography principally for the humanities and social sciences

Factiva Current news and information from more than 9,000 international, national and regional news publications from 152 countries

Communication and Media Studies

Consultation hours for literature research

Our subject librarian for Communication and Media Studies 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 Human and Social Sciences of the University Library of Bern (in German).


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

vonRoll Library BvR

  • Literature for teaching and research on all subfields of communication and media studies

Münstergasse Library

  • Reference works in the reading room
  • Latest issues of print journals in the Schultheissensaal
  • Bernensia collection in the Schultheissensaal

Basisbibliothek Unitobler BTO

  • Basic study literature