Psychology and Psychiatry

PsycINFO One of the largest international collections of literary references in the social sciences from more than 100 countries

PSYNDEXplus lit.& AV References with abstracts to the full range of psychological literature (with audiovisual media) from German-speaking countries

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

Psychology and Psychiatry

Consultation hours for literature research

Our subject librarians for psychology and psychiatry 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 for human and social sciences of the University Library of Bern (in German).

 

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 Terms

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 psychology and psychiatry 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:

Bibliothek von Roll BvR

  • Open-shelf library with books for teaching and research in all fields of psychology
  • Specialized journals and reference works

Münstergasse Library

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

Rorschach Archives and Collection

  • Publications on the Rorschach test and related methods
  • Literary remains of Rorschach, his students and followers

Bühlplatz Library FBB

  • Textbooks and specialized literature on medicine