University Library of Bern UB

Subject information

Eastern European studies

Osmikon Comprehensive research portal for Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe

Historical abstracts Largest bibliographic database on world history (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Good coverage of Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe including abstracts in English.

Discover e-journals in your subject area with BrowZine. The best starting point is here: Eastern European studies journals

Cooperatively established bibliography on the history of Central Europe and the Baltic states from 1994 onwards

ABSEES Bibliography on Central, Southeastern and Eastern European Studies from the USA and Canada from 1990

Eastern European studies

Consultation hours for literature research

Our subject librarians for Eastern European studies 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 Humanities and Theology of the University Library of Bern (in German).



Swiss Library of Eastern Europe SOB

  • Contemporary history of Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe
  • Current developments in Eastern Europe (politics, society, economy, law)
  • Russia's image in the West from the 15th to the 20th century (special collection Rossica Europeana)
  • General and research literature, journal as well as primary sources on the above-mentioned topics in current Western and most Eastern European languages

Part of our collection in Eastern European Studies (especially literature on older Eastern European history) is housed in closed stack areas and can be requested through our online catalog swisscovery Universität und PH Bern.