Sustainable development

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Sustainable Development

Consultation hours for literature research

Our subject librarian for Sustainable Development provides support at various stages of the research cycle:

  • Finding scholarly and grey literature
  • Using specialized databases
  • Developing search strategies
  • Citation management
  • Systematic review support

Please make an appointment by e-mail. Consultations can also take place 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) or the website of Mittelstrasse Library.

Mittelstrasse Library

  • Literature on sustainable development (formerly Sustainable Development Library)
  • Wide range of scientific and interdisciplinary literature on all aspects of sustainable development
  • Books and e-books, journals (print and online) and DVDs
  • Open access holdings for research and teaching as well as for the interested public


More literature on sustainable development can be found in the Muesmatt Library, in the Geography Library and in closed stack areas and can be requested through our online catalog swisscovery Universität und PH Bern.

CDE is Switzerland’s centre of excellence for sustainable development. One of the University of Bern’s strategic research centres, their task is mainstreaming sustainability throughout the university’s research and teaching.