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Specialist journals and literature

At the Library Am Guisanplatz BiG, Federal Administration employees and Armed Forces staff have access to a wide range of online resources. This service includes access to many academic databases.

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The following e-media are freely available online to employees of the Federal Administration and the Armed Forces. You do not need to register for this BiG service. You will be automatically authenticated with your work laptop (outside the federal network via VPN) and with your federal mobile phone/federal tablet (via the "Secure Web" app). Use the links listed below for access. In case of access problems, content-related or technical questions, please contact e-medien@gs-vbs.admin.ch. 

In case of access problems, please contact us by e-mail at e-medien@gs-vbs.admin.ch. Proposals for further resources can be submitted via the corresponding form.

The CAIRN journal database contains more than 500 French-language journals. Almost half of them concern economic and social science disciplines. Use the filter function to find the list of freely available content.

Under the heading Chercher you will find research tips.

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) collects its publications (e-books, articles, working papers, statistics) in its iLibrary. The database also offers full-text access to the publications of the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and the International Transport Forum (ITF).

The documents can be searched by topic as well as by country. You can also subscribe to a personalised newsletter. You will find further information under the heading Help.

The Oxford Islamic Studies Online (OISO) is published by renowned researchers from various academic disciplines. The database is dedicated to the study of all aspects of Islamic culture and civilisation as well as contemporary Muslim-influenced societies from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Under the heading Help you will find, among other things, research tips on the OISO.de database Information.

The database of the Taylor & Francis publishing group provides access to over 1400 journal titles (from 1997) in the field of social sciences and humanities (Social Science and Humanities SSH) and over 530 journal titles in the field of science and technology (Science and Technology S&T). A wide range of scientific disciplines and topics are covered - from agriculture to geography, information sciences and economics, biology, chemistry, technology, mathematics, statistics, physics, sports sciences, medicine, politics, law, tourism or environmental sciences.

Publications can be searched by free entry and predefined subject areas. See Taylor & Francis Online Help Center for additional information.

In the WISO database of the GBI-Genios, employees of the Federal Administration and the Armed Forces have free access to more than 550 economic and social science journals, most of which are in German (list of activated contents sorted by topic via the menu journals or alphabetically via the list of sources).

In addition to a simple input mask, the database offers numerous differentiated search and filter functions. On the homepage you will find video tutorials as well as a reference to the printed research tips under the heading Help. With your e-mail address you can create a personal account and thus be informed about new publications.

The WTO iLibrary provides full-text access to the publications of the World Trade Organization (WTO). These cover a wide range of trade-related topics. In addition to the approximately 700 e-book titles, a large number of individual chapters, working papers and statistics are also available.

The documents can be searched by topic as well as by country, among other things. The user manual, which can be found under the Help heading, provides an introduction.

The Library at Guisanplatz provides all employees of the Federal Administration with access to the complete journal archives of the publishers De Gruyter, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Springer.

This content is under the Swiss national licence and is freely accessible within the Swiss universities and the Federal Administration, for the time being up to and including the publications of 2015. The BiG, in its function as the lead library of the Federal Administration and as head of the coordination Alexandria-Verbund, has activated the four licences.

The contents can be accessed via the online catalogue of the Alexandria Network.


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