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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

  • As a follow-up to the UZH Open Science Summer School 2020, a half-day workshop on “The Legal Aspects of Open Science” was held earlier this year. The workshop was organized by the HBZ in cooperation ...

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  • Did you know that Switzerland’s glaciers have lost almost a third of their remaining ice mass since the year 2000? Or that the Great Aletsch Glacier stores around 20% of Swiss glacier ice? Or that ...

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  • The English physician Edward Jenner is considered the inventor of smallpox vaccine. He first published his findings in 1798. Just two years later, in 1800, physician Johann Heinrich Lavater ...

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  • For studies including animal experiments a literature analysis is essential to prove that no alternatives to the use of animals are available, the adequate animal model / methods are used and the 3R ...

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  • The history of vaccination starts with smallpox. In 1796, Edward Jenner introduced the cowpox vaccine, which was adopted rapidly all over Europe. The Medical Collection of the University of Zurich ...

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