The black and white photo shows two women working in the fields, with a lake and open countryside in the background. The older woman on the left of the photo is bending forward and vigorously hoeing. The woman on the right appears to have just completed her movement and is standing up straight holding a hoe. Both women are fully focused on the task at hand.

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Each question of month answers one of the more unusual queries the Swiss National Library receives every day, in all fields and all national languages as well as English.

Tips for research

Here is a list of useful research resources based on the most common questions in specific subject areas (genealogy, biography, place names, law, etc.).


The Swiss National Library maintains two bibliographies: the Swiss Book, which is the Swiss national bibliography; and the Bibliography on Swiss History (BHS), which covers the whole of Swiss history from prehistoric times to the present day.