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Requesting documents

The Library am Guisanplatz (BiG) responds to document requests for all academic disciplines. A team of information specialists with an academic background is available to help you conduct your research.

A staff member processing a search request (Photo: Sina Guntern/EMC)
A staff member processing a search request (Photo: Sina Guntern/EMC)

Our service

The BiG team helps users to find the information they are looking for. Information specialists with an academic background help employees of the Federal Administration and the Armed Forces to access specialist knowledge by conducting searches and preparing documentation.

When resources allow, the BiG team can also help persons from other institutions and the general public to conduct searches. The service is thus available to all users and is free of charge.

You can submit your document request using the form provided. Requests usually take a few days to process.

Topics

Document requests can be made for all academic disciplines. As the information service provider for the Federal Administration and the Armed Forces, the BiG primarily holds media required by the employees. It therefore has more expertise in these disciplines.

We also answer enquiries on military history. Because of its history and its affiliation with the DDPS, the BiG specifically curates a particularly extensive and complete collection of documents in this area.

Content and form

The content of a document depends on the topic, question and client. It may include:

  • replies to letters
  • topic-specific documents and media
  • literature references from our search portal
  • recommendations for further sources of information and databases
  • references to relevant institutions such as archives, libraries, museums, associations
  • information about relevant specialists
  • research and search tips.

If you have any questions about the service or a documentation request that you have made, please contact us via the address at the top of this page.

 


Library Am Guisanplatz Information and Documentation Services
Papiermühlestrasse 21a
CH-3003 Bern
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+41 58 464 50 95

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Library Am Guisanplatz

Information and Documentation Services
Papiermühlestrasse 21a
CH-3003 Bern

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