Sustainable Development

Scopus is an interdisciplinary bibliographic database containing more than 64 million titles from over 21,500 peer-reviewed journals, 131,000 books, and 7.5 million conference papers. Contents cover natural sciences, medicine, technology and social sciences, including arts and humanities.

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Mittelstrasse Library

  • Literature on sustainable development (formerly Sustainable Development Library)
  • Wide range of scientific and interdisciplinary literature on all aspects of sustainable development
  • Books and e-books, journals (print and online) and DVDs
  • Open access holdings for research and teaching as well as for the interested public


More literature on sustainable development can be found in the Muesmatt Library, in the Geography Library and in closed stack areas and can be requested through our online catalog swissbib Basel Bern.

CDE is Switzerland’s centre of excellence for sustainable development. One of the University of Bern’s strategic research centres, their task is mainstreaming sustainability throughout the university’s research and teaching.