Modern History (16th-19th Century)

Zurich Paracelsus Project

The Paracelsus Project collects the microfilms of important manuscripts of Theophrastus of Hohenheim (1493/94-1541), called Paracelsus, records the texts electronically an analyses them according to various criteria.

The project focuses on the reedition of selected medical, theological, prophetic, and magical works of Paracelsus, the creation of a general index to the complete works and the compilation of a Paracelsus Dictionary as a reference source.

Several editions of the works have been digitized and made available online.

State Archives of Canton Bern - Online Inventory

This online inventory of the archives of Canton Bern offers full-text search, search by specific field and navigation through the hierarchical structure of the archives.

Geneva Jewish Library - On-line Catalogue

The On-line catalogue allows researches in the holdings of the Geneva Jewish Library "Gérard Nordmann".

Geneva Jewish Library "Gérard Nordmann"


The Geneva Jewish Library contains more than 30'000 volumes. It houses a part (about 1000 volumes) of the collections of the library of the rabbi's seminar of Wroclaw which was destroyed by the Nazis. It also owns a 1613 manuscript of David Gans, the Sefer Nehmad ve-naïm, from Prague.

The library covers the following areas: Judaism, Israel, religion, history, languages, literature.

In addition to its monographs, the library provides periodicals, audio documents and some specifics inventories:

PANORAMA: inventories of communal archives in the canton of Vaud before 1961

The database Panorama offers access to the inventories of communal archives in the canton of Vaud. The oldest inventory dates from 1401.
There are different search modes (full text, field, archiv plan, descriptor).

DigiBern - Bernese Culture and History on the Web


DigiBern is a web offer by the University Library of Berne and includes digitized texts and maps pertaining to the history and culture of Berne city and the canton of Berne.

In the field of history, the following publications have been digitized:

Printed books of the 15th and 16th centuries in Geneva, Lausanne and Neuchâtel (GLN 15-16)

GLN 15-16 is a bibliography of books published in the 15th and 16th centuries in the cities of Geneva, Lausanne and Neuchâtel, plus the city of Morges.



The museum contains the most comprehensive collection of historical and artistic documents, accounts and miscellanea spanning six centuries relating to the Swiss patriot William Tell.

Law Sources Foundation of the Swiss Lawyers Society


The Swiss Lawyers Society edits a collection of law sources which had been created on Swiss territory up to 1798, the Collection of Swiss Law Sources. The Collection contains material from the early middle ages until early modern times (1798). Over 100 volumes, or more than 60'000 pages of source material and comments from all language regions of Switzerland have been published so far. The volumes are online available.

ETH-Bibliothek - ETHeritage

Spezialsammlungen Digital is a lose collection of highlights from the Special Colletions of the ETH-Library in Zurich, Switzerland. The postings will offer a comprehensive overview of our holdings. This weblog is also a vessel for newsworthy information about tours of the collections, exhibitions, new acquisitions and projects. he individual postings offer a comprehensive overview of our holdings.


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