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Search in swisscovery Bern University and PH Bern

Bücher, Artikel, E-Books, E-Journals


On our research platform swisscovery you can search the holdings of the University of Bern, the PHBern and the 475 Swiss libraries that are members of the SLSP network.

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Universität und PH Bern

Books, journals, e-books, e-journals, databases, historical prints and maps, scores and publications by researchers from Bern

UniBe und PH plus

Articles from scientific journals and e-journals, e-book chapters (based on the Central Discovery Index CDI).
The articles are either open access or freely available or licensed by the University of Bern and PHBern.

Access to the licensed full texts is usually available in the network of the University or PH Bern (on the campus or via VPN).


Holdings of all SLSP libraries and Central Discovery Index, CDI


Members of the university with a Campus Account can access the licensed online media of the university library worldwide. Any Internet access via Virtual Private Network (VPN) or SWITCHaai is suitable for this purpose.

The following applies to all others: Only freely accessible online media can be viewed from outside the university.

Within the University network, our licensed e-books are accessible to all users. The e-books can be found via the new research platform swisscovery University and PH Bern (will be continuously updated from the start on 7.12.2020).

Compilation of the most used licensed e-book portals of the UB on and the terms of use

swisscovery Universität and PH Bern

New Catalogue and Registration

On December 7 at 10 AM we will activate our new research platform swisscovery University and PH Bern. Here you will find books, journals, e-books, e-journals, databases, videos, sheet music, historical prints or maps of the University Library of Bern and the PH Bern - and with one click the holdings of a total of 475 scientific libraries in Switzerland.