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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.

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  • The Winterthur born Swiss cartographer Jakob Melchior Ziegler (1801-1883) studied in Geneva under Guillaume Henri Dufour, the creator of the well-known Dufour map. In 1842, Ziegler, together with ...

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  • The cultural anthropologist and medical historian Prof. Dr. Eberhard Wolff is a research assistant in Popular Cultures at the University of Zurich. In 2010 he curated the exhibition “Zauberberge: die ...

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  • The Cochrane Handbook is the reference manual when conducting a systematic review of an intervention. Even when publication of the review is planned in another journal than Cochrane, this handbook ...

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  • The map shown in the exhibition is of northeastern Germany. The borders of the different parts are clearly marked in this map. Other parts of the world were not as well known, explored or surveyed at ...

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  • Spa resorts with international reputation The great period of the Swiss spas was the so-called Belle Époche, the last three or four decades before the First World War. First-rate spas such as Bad ...

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