Sport science

SURF - Sport und Recherche im Fokus Interface to online research in the literature, project and media databases of the Federal Institute for Sport Science in Bonn

SPORTDiscus Full text source for all areas of sports and sports medicine literature

PsycINFO Literature reference for international literature on psychology and fields relevant to psychology

Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine Comprehensive lexicon on all key subjects in the field of sports science and sports medicine, based on the 2006 printed version

Sport Science

Consultation hours for literature research

Our subject librarian for Sport Science 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 using a tool such as Skype, Zoom, or Jitsi.

For further services of our subject librarians please visit the Portal Human and Social Sciences of the University Library of Bern (in German).


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

Sport Science Library

  • Specialized literature on all foci of the ISPW
  • Books for sport practice

Münstergasse Library

  • Reference works in the reading room
  • Latest issues of print journals in the Schultheissensaal