Scopus Abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature covering sciences, engineering, medicine, social sciences

Greenfile Database covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments

Web of Science Bibliographical database for the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities

The International Encyclopedia of Geography Authoritative reference work in the field of geography

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


Consultation hours for literature research

Our subject librarian for geography 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 geography can be requested through our online catalog swisscovery Universität und PH Bern. Open access holdings can be found in the following libraries:

Geography Library

  • Specialized academic literature on all fields of geography
  • Books on the main research areas of the Institute of Geography
  • Textbooks and basic literature
  • Topographical maps

Mittelstrasse Library

  • Specialized academic literature on ecology and sustainable development, as well as on inter- and transdisciplinarity
  • Books on the main research areas of the Centre for Development and Environment CDE