The Department library has a large selection choice of books on fundamental, regional and applied geology, as well as scientific journals, including electronic access. Books and journals are located available throughat the library of the Faculty of Natural Sciences:  Go to DOKPE

Books and other documents on Archeometry are in a special library located in the Museum building and managed by the Archeometry group. Most titles are registered in the main library catalogue (RERO) 



A large number of scientific journals in Earth Sciences is avaible at the Department Faculty library. Availability is either asin hardcopies at DOKPE or as electronic subsrciption copy  via the net :



We have a large collection of geological maps that are located in the “map room” on the 4th floor of the Museum buildingthe ground-level of our building. Besides a quiteIn addition to a complete collection set of the official geological maps of Switzerland, we also have a great choice collection of maps from neighboring countries including Italy, Germany, France and Austria and. But we also have maps from around the world: North and South America; former USSR, North Africa etc.

Others Libraries

  • Canton and University Library / Bibliothèque Cantonale et Universitaire / Kantons- und Universitätsbibliothek (BCU).
  • Network of Libraries and Information Centers in Switzerland / Réseau de bibliothèques et de centres d'information en Suisse / Netzwerk von Bibliotheken und Informationsstellen in der Schweiz (NEBIS).
  • Library Network of western Switzerland / Réseau des bibliothèques de Suisse occidentale / Westschweizer Bibliotheksverbund (RERO).
  • JSTOR is a not–for–profit organization dedicated to helping the scholarly community discover, use, and build upon a wide range of intellectual content in a trusted digital archive. / JSTOR est une organisation à but non lucratif destinée aux enseignant-e-s et étudiant-e-s et proposant gratuitement un large choix d'articles et de revues scientifiques. / JSTORist ein Zeitschriftenarchiv, das elektronische Volltexte aus zahlreichen Zeitschriften verschiedener Fächer beinhaltet.
  • Web of Science provides researchers, administrators, faculty, and students with quick, powerful access to the world's leading citation databases. Authoritative, multidisciplinary content covers over 10,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide, including Open Access journals and over 110,000 conference proceedings. You'll find current and retrospective coverage in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, with coverage available to 1900.
Unit of Earth Sciences - Chemin du Musée 6 - 1700 Fribourg - Tel +41 26 / 300 89 70
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