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English and American Studies

MLA International Bibliography with full text Bibliography for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics including many full texts

JSTOR Full text of the complete back files of important scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. Current issues are not available

Web of Science Premier research platform for information in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities

Linguistics Language Behavior Abstracts LLBA Abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences

Oxford English Dictionary Online The definitive record of the English language

Bibliography of Linguistic Literature Database BLLDB Bibliographical information for general as well as English, German and Romance linguistics

Oxford English Dictionary

English and American Studies

Consultation hours for literature research

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

Our English/American 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 specialized databases
  • Help with search strategies
     

Every odd Friday (1st and 3rd) 9.00 to 14.00, in the Library of the English Department (office B271, 2nd floor), Länggassstr. 49a, 3012 Bern

Make an appointment

The majority of our collection in English languages and literatures 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:

English Studies Library

  • Specialized literature on literature and linguistics
  • Research focus: medieval English literature, modern English literature, North American literature, literary theory, modern English linguistics, language and communication

Basisbibliothek Unitobler BTO

  • Study literature, mostly in English
  • Secondary literature on William Shakespeare
  • Fiction in German translation
  • Film adaptations of literary works, poetry readings

Münstergasse Library

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