Research Infrastructures


Scholarly literature for your research and teaching activities is provided by both the Zentralbibliothek Zurich and the library of the Institute of Art History. Please visit us and we will be glad to show you how to get the most out of our library and digital information services.

Even when not present at the University of Zurich, you still have remote access to the digital database and electronic journals via VPN (Virtual Private Network).


Researchers at the University of Zurich store their scholarlypublications in ZORA (Zurich Open Repository and Archive), if possible with full text and images as a PDF. ZORA offers open and worldwide access to research results published by the University of Zurich. You can generate the publications list for your website directly fromZORA. Please be sure to enter all your new publications in ZORA on an ongoing basis, or delegate this job to staff at the library (

Research Database

The chairs of the Institute enter all PhD theses (whether completed or in progress), licentiates and Master's theses under their supervision into the database.