MLA International Bibliography with full text International, in particular American and European literature, comparative and historical linguistics, literary criticism and theory

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts LLBA Bibliographic database of international literature in linguistics and related disciplines

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

Linguistic Bibliography Online Key international bibliography on linguistics

BLLDB Bibliography of Linguistic Literature - Bibliographie linguistischer Literatur One of the most important bibliographies for general as well as English, German and Romance linguistics

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Consultation hours for literature research

Our subject librarians for linguistics 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 of the University Library of Bern (in German).

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

Linguistics Library

  • Specialized literature on general linguistics, historical-comparative linguistics, and Indo-European studies
  • Special fields of research: Psycholinguistics (especially language acquisition), Indian and Iranian (language and culture), Caucasian (language and culture), Tibeto-Burmese linguistics

Basisbibliothek Unitobler BTO

  • Textbooks, introductions and handbooks for students
  • Research overviews
  • Reference grammars

Münstergasse Library

  • Reference works in the reading room