Subject librarian

Further training courses / Events at the University Medical Library

Systematic reviews

PPHS PhD Program Health Sciences: introductory course in systematic reviewing for doctoral students (every Nov/Dec) 


Webinar EndNote (2019)

Recordings as individual video tutorials


Curriculum-based training
  • Medicine: 1st and 3rd year (introduction to the library, catalogue, PubMed); WiMo (citing, PubMed, EndNote); Wiko-Flex (various courses)
  • Dentistry: 1st year (EndNote)
  • Nursing: 1st and 2nd year (introduction to the library, PubMed, systematic searching)
  • Pharmaceutical sciences: 1st year (introduction to the library)
Training courses on request

We are happy to offer further training courses for students and researchers if required. The training content and location can be agreed on individually. Contact: Tel. 061 207 32 46


New: Tutorials Scientific Publishing (Karger)

16 Online Tutorials aboout scientific publishing from KargerLEARN.
To receive a login contact

Medicine and nursing

Guidelines FMH (in German and French)

SAMW Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (includes i.a. medical-ethical guidelines)

LIVIVO ZB MED Search Portal for Life Sciences – medicine, health care, and nutritional, environmental and agricultural sciences

Cochrane Kompakt – summaries from the Cochrane Library for laypersons in German

Famba (Fachschaft Medizin Basel) list of resources (in German)

Medinfo: Meta-portal for health topics (in German)

PEDro Physiotherapy Evidence Database (> 40 000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines)

FIT-Nursing Care Internet platform in support of evidence-based nursing (in German)

Pharmaceutical sciences

Pharmaceuticals information: specialist product information for Switzerland   

Swissmedic: Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products, official product information, product recalls, opinions

Pharmawiki: Pharmaceutical encyclopaedia for Switzerland (in German)

PubPharm: search in 45 million publications from the pharmaceutical field (in German)


Target group: senior research fellows

  • The most important journals (core collection)
  • Journals covering individual research areas of the university
  • Bibliographic databases that index the available journals as comprehensively as possible.


Target group: apprentices

  • Textbooks (mostly non-lending reference works and e-books)
  • Further monographs for deepening of medical knowledge in individual specialist subject areas
  • Dictionaries
  • Atlases
  • Reference works


Target group: doctors working at the University Hospital Basel (additional to the above resources)

  • Factual databases to support evidence-based medicine (e.g. Cochrane, UpToDate)


In addition, in the University Main Library’s closed stacks or in the Speicherbibliothek in Büron, the following are available:

  • University of Basel dissertations
  • University of Basel professorial dissertations
  • Basiliensia (local congresses, works by Basel authors, publishers, pharmaceutical industry, etc.) without relevance for teaching-research and services
  • Journal volumes that are more than 10 years old
  • Monographs, handbooks, etc., which are no longer current
  • Rare books, bibliophilia, antiquities

Medicine, pharmaceutical sciences and nursing –
new acquisitions from the previous month