Romance studies

MLA International Bibliography with full text Bibliography for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics including many full texts

JSTOR Full text of the complete back files of important scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences (current issues are not available)

Bibliography of Linguistic Literature Database BLLDB Subject bibliography on general linguistics and English, German and Romance linguistics, from 1971

Romanische Bibliographie Online Subject bibliography for Romance linguistics and literature (excluding French literature), 1965-2020

Bibliography of French literature from its beginnings to the present

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Romance studies

Consultation hours for literature research

Our subject librarians for Romance 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 Humanities and Theology of the University Library of Bern (in German).

Training Material

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

Romance Studies Library

  • Specialized literature on French, Italian and Spanish literature and linguistics
  • Karl-Jaberg-Bibliothek: Overview of the Romance languages and dialects as well as of literature in Old French and Vulgar Latin

Basisbibliothek Unitobler BTO

  • Study literature, mostly in original language
  • Fiction in German translation
  • Secondary literature, mostly in original language
  • Film adaptations of literary works
  • Preparation courses for academic tests

Münstergasse Library

  • Books printed before 1900 und rare books (to be consulted in the Special Reading Room)
  • Reference works in the reading room