Gender studies

Gender Studies Database: Records from scholarly and popular publications, including journals, books, conference papers and theses on subjects including gender inequality, masculinity, post-feminism and gender identity

GENDERCAMPUS Central information and communication platform for gender studies and gender equality at universities and colleges of higher education in Switzerland

Women and Social Movements, International - 1840 to Present Primary materials on the modern women's movement from the mid-19th century to the present

LGBTQ+ Source: Scholarly and popular LGBTQ+ publications in full text, plus historically important primary sources, including monographs, magazines and newspapers, as well as a specialized LGBTQ+ thesaurus containing thousands of terms

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century Digital collection of published works by 19th-century black women writers, biographies for each author, citations and more

Gender studies

Consultation hours for literature research

Our subject librarian for gender 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 for Humanities and Theology or the Portal Human and Social Sciences of the University Library of Bern (in German).

Publications from the field of gender studies with access to full texts. Your own scientific texts can be made permanently available to a broad public.
Extensive information on OA in gender research for the community.
Portal of the Margherita von Brentano Center with several collections in the field of women's and gender studies in the form of a digitally managed, cross-searchable database system.

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

Mittelstrasse Library

  • Literature on Gender Studies
  • Broad collection of scientific and interdisciplinary literature
  • Books and e-books, magazines (print and online) and DVDs
  • Open access holdings for research and teaching as well as for an interested public audience

ICFG on Boris

The ICFG bundles the gender competencies of the University of Bern and works as a competence center for inter- and transdisciplinary gender research at the interface between academia and practice. Professors from various disciplines and faculties are actively involved in the center's activities and students with various disciplinary backgrounds complete their studies in gender research here.