About swissbib Basel Bern

swissbib Basel Bern contains over 7 Mio. titles from over 200 scientific libraries in Basel and Bern (among them libraries of the universities of Basel and Bern, Swiss national library, as well as several libraries of universities of applied sciences).

The project is maintained by Verbund IDS Basel Bern and relies on the infrastructure and know-how of the Swiss metacatalog swissbib.

What does swissbib Basel Bern contain?

swissbib Basel Bern contains two separate databases:

Books & more

  • books/e-books, journals/e-journals, newspapers, CDs/DVDs, databases etc. Listed is the title information of those items, rather than articles or single chapters.
  • Retro-digitised scientific journals from Switzerland (project retro.seals), offering direct access to full text.

Articles & more

  • journal articles, chapters etc. from numerous e-journals, e-books and databases offered by the universities of Basel and Bern. From within the IP-range or VPN of the university articles are available as full text.
  • freely available electronic resources from the internet, accessible without geographical restrictions.

Titles without full text access can be ordered via SFX-Services at your library.


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