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Introduction

The library supports the study of Dutch language, literature, and culture through acquisitions across disciplinary lines. This includes Dutch linguistics and literature; the history of Dutch-speaking peoples; and Dutch contributions to political life, philosophy, religion and theology, art, and other cultural achievements. The library also has a superb collection of publications in the Frisian language. The two print reference works below provide a general orientation to the subject.

The tabs above lead you to four subject guides:

These guides are designed to provide an elementary overview of print and Web resources in these areas.

 

Basic Reference Resources

The Netherlands - King, Peter
Call Number: Z2431 .K56 1988
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.

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The Netherlands in perspective : the Dutch way of organizing a society and its setting - Shetter, William Z.
Call Number: DJ71 .S482 2002
ISBN: 9055172030
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.

 

Internet Resources

Netherlands (Library of Congress, Portal to the World)


Library of Congress portal to selected Internet resources on the Netherlands.
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