FIS-Bildung Literaturdatenbank Central access to specialist pedagogical information with bibliographical references and abstracts, mainly from German-speaking areas

PSYNDEXplus Tests Descriptions of psychological and pedagogical test procedures used in German-speaking countries

ERIC Bibliographical database on education topics mainly from journals in English

Education Research Complete Hundreds of full-text education journals and monographs covering all levels of education


Consultation hours for literature research

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

Our subject librarians in Education 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

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Tools and Tutorials

Boolean Operators

Search smart - find faster

How to specify search results? How do you exclude what you are not interested in? How do you cleverly expand a search? Boolean operators improve your search results.

Keywords and Subject Headings

Research in databases

How do I get good hits in databases? What is the difference between keywords and subject headings? Where can I find keywords? Choosing the right search terms is crucial when conducting a scientific search.

Parts of our collection in education sciences is housed in closed stack areas and can be requested through our online catalog swissbib Basel Bern. Open access holdings can be found in the following libraries:

vonRoll Library BvR

  • Open access library with literature for teaching and research in all fields of education sciences and teacher training
  • Specialized journals and reference works
  • Special collections like unpublished theses in Human Sciences, school sets, teaching materials, games as well as picture books, children's books and juvenile literature

Münstergasse Library

  • Reference works in the reading room
  • Latest issues of print journals in the Schultheissensaal
  • Publications on education and social pedagogy in the city and canton of Bern

Centre for University Continuing Education Library

  • Books and journals on education and pedagogy (main focus on continuing and adult education including didactics, university research, knowledge/science, evaluation, technology, labor and society)

Non-university specialist institutions in Berne