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Frisian: Getting started

Frisian language and literature
Subjects: Frisian

Key Resources

SOLO - searching online catalogue and e-resources. How to search SOLO

Library Hub Discover- UK universities online catalogue

WorldCat - catalogues of the main universities around the world

Tresoar - catalogue of the Frisian Library in Ljouwert, Netherlands (search Research/Frisian Literature)

About the Frisian Collection

This is a guide for Frisian language, literature and history, covering  Modern Frisian (West Frisian) and Old Frisian.

The Taylor Institution Library's Frisian Collection mainly consists of Prof. Alistair Campbell's library (Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Pembroke College, Oxford 1963-1974), which was donated to the Taylor Library in 1974.  The main Old Frisian text editions as well as more modern publications on the Old and Modern Frisian language serve scholars of Old Frisian, Modern Frisian as well as the wider field of Germanic languages. The collection also comprises J.R.R.Tolkien's copy of Richthofen's Altfriesisches Woerterbuch.
A small Frisian collection is held in the Bodleian Library, including subscriptions to the journals It Beaken and Us Wurk.



Finding books or periodicals

SOLO -  online catalogue, searches also across various (but not all!) e-resources. Use to find books, conference proceedings, journals, etc. that are available in Oxford. SOLO will also give article or working paper titles. For a more comprehensive search for articles use bibliographic databases, see 'Articles & Working Papers'.

If a book or journal isn't available in Oxford, try finding it

      - elsewhere in the UK through Library Hub Discover, the online catalogue for  UK academic libraries. Titles may be requested through InterLibrary Loan.

      - In Fryslân through Tresoar's Frisian Collection. Tresoar also indexes articles on Frisian language, literature and history in their General Catalogue.   An InterLibrary Loan request may be placed for foreign holdings.



Subject Guide

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Johanneke Sytsema
Subject Consultant for Linguistics, Dutch and Frisian
Taylor Institution Library
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01865 (2)78159
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