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University Library Zurich

Where to Search?

The Library Catalog of the UB and ZB Zurich

The central entry point for research in the collections of the University Library Zurich (UB Zurich) and the Zentralbibliothek Zürich (ZB Zurich) is swisscovery UB and ZB Zurich.Titles purchased or licensed by the UB and the ZB as well as publications by UZH researchers are listed in swisscovery.

Individual Repositories and Special Collections

Not listed in swisscovery and only viewable on site are some
repositories and special collections of the University Library Zürich.


On our Subject Information webpage, you can find subject-specific library catalogues.

Magazines and Newspapers

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BrowZine für E-Journals

With BrowZine you can find e-journals from your field. You can save articles and read them on your desktop or on the go through the app.

Free access with UZH login


On this press platform, you find newspapers and magazines from all over the world in 60 different languages (for details see UBlog). The Swiss media section entails:

NZZ & NZZ am Sonntag
Basler Zeitung
20 Minuten
Le Temps
La Regione 

Free access with UZH login
(with mobile devices: access via VPN)

Swissdox essentials

On the platform, you can search for articles from Swiss print and online media, and read and download them as raw text files or in PDF format. Some of the media available are:

Das Magazin
Die Weltwoche

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Swiss Platforms and Catalogs

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Portal for historical and modern collections in Swiss libraries and archives. Here you can find and order manuscripts and letters, old prints and rare books, archive holdings and bequests, image and map materials, music and sound recordings.


Portal on the audiovisual heritage of Switzerland

Specialized portal for maps stored in Swiss libraries and archives


Catalog of the Swiss National Library

Sistema Bibliotecario Ticinese (SBT)

Catalog of the Canton of Ticino

Verbundkatalog Grabünden (BGR)

Catalog of the Bibliotheksverbund Graubünden

Scientific Search Engines

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Google Scholar

Search engine for scientific documents: Journal articles, books, reports, seminar papers, dissertations, power point presentations, abstracts, preprints and conference papers.

BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)

One of the world's largest search engines for scientific web documents including the Deep Web. Most indexed documents are freely accessible full texts.


Meta search engine for open access publications worldwide. The collection consists mainly of research articles from the humanities and natural sciences.

Global Research

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KVK: Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog

Meta search engine for several hundred million books, magazines and other media in library and bookstore catalogs worldwide.


World's largest bibliographic database, it includes all the catalogs of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC).

Subject-specific search engines and databases can be found on our respective subject information pages.

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