Encyclopedia of Life Sciences ELS Scientific and comprehensive reviews in the life sciences

PubMed Biomedical bibliography including many bioscience journals

Scopus Multidisciplinary bibliography

Discover e-journals in your subject area with BrowZine. The best starting point is here: Biology and ecology journals

Zoology Online Handbook with full text search, entry by author, title and taxonomy

BioRender: thousands of icons and many templates for creating scientific figures in the life sciences

Web of Science Multidisciplinary bibliography

Biology and ecology

Consultation hours for literature research

Our subject librarian for biology and ecology 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 via Teams or Zoom.

For further services of our subject librarians please visit the Portal Natural Sciences of the University Library of Bern.

Our collection in biology and ecology can be requested through our online catalog swisscovery Universität und PH Bern. Open access holdings can be found in the following libraries:

Muesmatt Library

  • Basic and research literature
  • Wide range of subject areas and media for university and cantonal audiences (biology in general, cell and molecular biology, ecology, evolution)

Library of Plant Sciences

  • Basic and research literature
  • Special library primarily serving members of the Institute of Plant Sciences IPS, the Botanical Garden and enrolled students

Münstergasse Library

  • Reference works in the reading room
  • Historical collections