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Islamic Studies and Modern Oriental Philology

Menalib The portal provides standard access to research and information on the Middle East, North Africa and Islam

Index Islamicus By far the most important bibliography on Islam and the Middle East, documents literature from 1906 in European languages

Historical Abstracts Supplement to the Index Islamicus for topics focusing on history, with particular reference to the Muslim/non-Muslim world

Atla Religion Database Supplement to the Index Islamicus for topics focusing on religion, with particular reference to Islam/other religions

Islamic Studies

Consultation hours for literature research

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

Our subject librarian in Islamic 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

Tuesday 14.00 to 16.00, in the Lerchenweg Library, Lerchenweg 36, 3012 Bern

By appointment only

Make an appointment

The majority of our collection in Islamic studies 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:

Lerchenweg Library

  • Basic literature and handbooks
  • Specialized academic literature on Islamic studies
  • Texts in original languages (Arabic, Persian, Turkish, etc.)

Basisbibliothek Unitobler BTO

  • Basic study literature
  • Non-Books: CDs, films, etc.
  • Sprachkurse

Bibliothek Münstergasse

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