Psychology and psychiatry

PsycINFO One of the largest international collections of literary references in the social sciences from more than 100 countries. Video Recherchieren auf PsycINFO (in German)

PSYNDEXplus lit.& AV References with abstracts on psychological literature (with audiovisual media) from German-speaking countries

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

PubMed Citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books

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

Psychology and psychiatry

Consultation hours for literature research

Our subject librarians for psychology and psychiatry 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 Human and Social Sciences of the University Library of Bern (in German).


Research tips for PsycInfo

How to search PsycInfo

What are the best search options to find relevant literature in PsycInfo? 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 terms

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 psychology and psychiatry can be requested through our online catalog swisscovery Universität und PH Bern. Open access holdings can be found in the following libraries:

Bibliothek von Roll BvR

  • Open-shelf library with books for teaching and research in all fields of psychology
  • Specialized journals and reference works

Münstergasse Library

  • Reference works in the reading room

Rorschach Archives and Collection

  • Publications on the Rorschach test and related methods
  • Literary remains of Rorschach, his students and followers

Bühlplatz Library FBB

  • Textbooks and specialized literature on medicine