The Digital Library of Dutch Literature is a growing collection of primary and secondary information on Dutch language and literature and its historical, societal and cultural context. The site is an initiative by the Digital Library of Dutch Literature Foundation.
Ed. Sheila D. Muller. New York: Garland, 1997. A one-volume encyclopedia with entries on various people and topics important in the history of Dutch art and art criticism. Includes good cross-references, indexes, and bibliography.
Nieuw Nederlandsch biografisch woordenboek. (New Dutch biographical dictionary.) 10 vols. Ed. P. C. Molhuysen, et al. Leiden: Sijthoff, 1937. Ref CT1143 .M9. Only those whose deaths occurred before 1910 are included.
Biografisch woordenboek van Nederland. 5 vols +, 1979- . Eds. J. Charite and A.J.C.M. Gabriels. Online version. A continuation of Molhuysen (above). Includes entries for approximately 2000 individuals from the latter half of the 19th c. to the 20th c.
Biographisch woordenboek van protestantsche
godgeleerden in Nederland. 6 vols. Eds. J.
P. de Bie et al.
's-Gravenhage: M. Nijhoff,-1949. ThRef BR909 .B5. Lengthy biographical sketches of Dutch Protestant clergy and theologians, with good bibliographical references. This is an uncompleted project, extending only from A-Li.
Biografisch Lexicon voor de geschiedenis van het Nederlandse protestantisme. 6 vols. Eds. D. Nauta et al. Kampen: Kok, 1978- . ThRef BX4846 .B56. Complements and extends the above biographical dictionary of Dutch Protestantism.
Dictionary of Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century
Dutch Philosophers. 2 vols. Ed. Wiep van Bunge et al. Bristol: Thoemmes, 2003. Ref B3871 .D53.
This microfiche collection of over 5000 pamphlets is part of a larger collection (1486-1853) catalogued in chronological order by W.P.C. Knuttel in the Royal Library of The Hague in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Their subject matter covers church and religion, politics, colonization, and economics. The collection is indexed in Knuttel's Catalogus van de pamflettenverzameling. (Z2444.P18 H2 2nd floor Reference). Microfiche location: Meeter Center
The Dutch Research Database (NOD) is a publicly available online database with information on scientific research, researchers and research institutes. The NOD covers all scientific disciplines (multidisciplinary).
Elsevier The last two months of the print version of Elsevier is also available in the library in the current periodical section. It is also indexed and available online from May 15, 1999-present via the database LexisNexis Academic
A research institute for Frisian language and history. The Web site has
information about current research projects and publications, and
contains a number of online resources, including a language
corpus of middle Frisian, downloads for electronic spell-checkers, and
a classified bibliography of Frisian studies.
ed. Horst Haider Munske. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag, 2001. Gives a comprehensive survey of contemporary Frisian language and dialects, their history and literatures, and research trends in Frisian studies. Essays are evenly divided between English- and German-language contributions, each with a bibliography.
Now a ProQuest database, the MLA International Bibliography is a subject index for books, articles and websites published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. It dates back to 1925 and contains over 2.2 million citations from more than 4,400 periodicals.
A catalog of historical datasets containing descriptions of a wide range of historical datasets (also called studies) covering a time period from early history to the present day. A large number of datasets can also be accessed and downloaded online.
Newspaper Direct Press Display gives access to newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. The collection currently includes nearly 1,000 U.S. and international titles. Most have a 3-month back file.
A bibliography compiled by Peter King and Michael Wintle. Though dated (published in 1988), it provides a classified, annotated bibliography of topics such as geography, history, languages and dialects, religion, politics, economy, education, transportation, literature and the arts.
By William Shetter. 2d ed., revised. 2002. A brief (223 pp.) overview of "what is characteristic" about the Netherlands, with chapters on geography, business, education, language, literature, history, media, and other aspects of Dutch culture and society. Good bibliography. Web links are dated, but many are still useful.
E.T.: Dictionary of the Frisian Language, published by the Fryske Akademy, 1984 - . Currently at 21 volumes. A comprehensive Frisian-Dutch dictionary which serves as the language's