The Birchermüesli advertising poster by Hans Rausser shows a pot of yoghurt against a yellow background, with a lemon to one side and a banana, hazelnuts, prunes and fresh apricots in front. Lettering above the yoghurt pot advertises a product from the company “fini fix”.

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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.