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Subject information

Social Anthropology (Ethnology)

Evifa The portal provides standard access to research and information for all fields of social anthropology

AHCI Interdisciplinary bibliography for journal articles from 1975 for issues with a focus on the humanities and cultural studies

SSCI Interdisciplinary bibliography for journal articles from 1956 for issues with a focus on social studies

Anthropological Index Online Lists articles from journals and languages that cannot be found in other databases

Social Anthropology

Consultation hours for literature research

Our subject librarian in Social Anthropology 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 Humanities and Theology of the University Library of Bern (in German).


Our collection in social anthropology can be requested through our online catalog swissbib Basel Bern. Open access holdings can be found in the following libraries:

Lerchenweg Library

  • Specialized literature on social anthropology
  • Research focuses: Anthropology of transnationalism and the state, anthropology of kinship, gender research, economic anthropology, comparative anthropology of communities characterized by Islam, visual anthropology

Basisbibliothek Unitobler BTO

  • Basic academic literature for students

Münstergasse Library

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