Educational science

FIS-Bildung Literaturdatenbank Access to specialist pedagogical information with bibliographical references and abstracts, mainly from German-speaking areas

PSYNDEXplus Tests Descriptions of psychological and pedagogical test procedures used in German-speaking countries

Discover e-journals in your subject area with BrowZine. The best starting point is here: Educational science journals

ERIC Bibliographical database on education topics mainly from journals in English

Education Research Complete Hundreds of full-text education journals and monographs covering all levels of education

Educational science

Consultation hours for literature research

Our subject librarian for educational science 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 Human and Social Sciences of the University Library of Bern (in German).

Tools and Tutorials

Research tips for FIS Bildung

How to search FIS Bildung

What are the best search options to find relevant literature in FIS Bildung? The video tutorial shows you how to improve your search results. (German with English subtitles)

Boolean Operators

Search smart - find faster

How to specify search results? How do you exclude what you are not interested in? How do you cleverly expand a search? Boolean operators improve your search results.

Research in databases

Keywords and subject headings

How do I find relevant literature in databases? The video tutorial shows you how to find and use the right subject terms and keywords for your search.

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

vonRoll Library BvR

  • Open access library with literature for teaching and research in all fields of education sciences and teacher training
  • Specialized journals and reference works
  • Special collections like unpublished theses in Human Sciences, school sets, teaching materials, games as well as picture books, children's books and juvenile literature

Münstergasse Library

  • Reference works in the reading room
  • Publications on education and social pedagogy in the city and canton of Bern

Centre for University Continuing Education Library

  • Books and journals on education and pedagogy (main focus on continuing and adult education including didactics, university research, knowledge/science, evaluation, technology, labor and society)

Non-university specialist institutions in Berne