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Main Library

The Main Library is the specialized library of the University of Zurich for natural sciences and medicine. Its three libraries on the Irchel Campus and Careum Training Center serve as study centers with a wide range of services and user-friendly opening hours.

In addition, the Main Library provides university-wide services and represents the University of Zurich in a number of regional and national projects and bodies.

The Main Library's Blog

  • Please note that from Monday, October 19, 2020 the expanded mask wearing obligation will also apply at the study spaces of the Main Library. Help us to stop the rise in infection numbers! Observe the ...

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  • More than 400 scientific libraries are joining forces under the Swiss Library Service Platform (SLSP). The implementation of the SLSP system is planned for January 2021 and will involve some changes.

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  • The fees for Open Access articles vary greatly depending on the publisher and the journal. The international OpenAPC initiative pursues the goal of making the costs paid by universities and research ...

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  • What is the difference between the publisher’s version and accepted manuscript? Which publication type should I choose? How can I import metadata via DOI or PubMed ID? Which version of the ...

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  • The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA), the standard for the publication of systematic reviews and meta-analyses, have been updated [1]. The 2020 statement ...

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