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Dutch Language and Literature: Getting started

Dutch Language and Literature

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying Dutch language and linguistics at the University of Oxford, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about books and online resources for Dutch language and linguistics, including ebooks, ejournals,and bibliographic databases.

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

Koninklijke Bibliotheek - Royal Library, The Hague

About the Dutch Collection

This is a guide for Dutch Language and Literature

The Taylor Institution Library houses a small Dutch Collection, including literature, reference works and Middle Dutch manuscript editions. The Taylorian and the Bodleian have older printed works dating back to the time of the rich printing tradition in the Low Countries. Dutch medieval manuscripts may be found in the Bodleian Library, more specifically in the Collection Marshall and the Collection Junius.




Finding books or periodicals

SOLO - searches across the online catalogue  and 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'. SOLO will link through to OLIS when 'check library  holdings' for a specific title is selected.


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 the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Royal Library, The Hague). Titles may be requested through InterLibrary Loan.


Subject Guide

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Johanneke Sytsema
Subject Consultant for Linguistics, Dutch and Frisian
Taylor Institution Library
St Giles'
01865 (2)78159
Subjects: Linguistics