UCL Dutch library


This unique collection, housed in a separate section of the UCL Library, is the main library resource for students of Dutch. The holdings consist of some 12,000 volumes on the language, literature, history and culture of the Low Countries, supplemented by a large collection of periodicals. Most of the books are directly accessible on open shelves. The range of topics and periods covered is extensive and provides plenty of scope for independent study.

Access the Catalogue here. The Subject Librarian for Dutch maintains an excellent Subject Guide Dutch. You may also find the other Subject Guides and the list of general Online Reference Resources helpful. Of the many Electronic Databases and bibliographical indexes held by the library, the following are of particular interest for Dutch:

  • LiteRom: book reviews on literature in Dutch, published in Dutch and Flemish journals from 1900 to the present
  • Woordenboek der Nederlandsche Taal: a descriptive, historical, scholarly dictionary of the Dutch language which covers the period 1500–1976
  • MLA International Bibliography: indexes literature, languages and linguistics materials from 1981
  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index: coverage from 1981 onwards (Athens password required)
  • IBSS (International Bibliography of the Social Sciences): indexes the contents of journals, book collections etc., from 1951 onwards.

Please note that most of these resources as well as most electronic journals subscribed by the library can only be accessed from within the UCL network or require an Athens username and password.

For students preparing for exams past Exam papers are available online (UCL login name and password required). The library also operates an Eprint Server with full-text research publications by UCL staff members and maintains Online Reading Lists for selected courses (UCL login name and password required for the latter).

Just around the corner from UCL, the extensive collections of Senate House Library and the British Library are also accessible for students of UCL. 

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