The Short-Title Catalogue Netherlands is the Dutch retrospective bibliography for the period 1540-1800; also included are concise descriptions of Dutch (post-)incunabula. The database is freely available as a scholarly bibliographic research instrument. The ultimate goal is the description of every single book that has been published before 1801 in the Netherlands and all Dutch-language books published abroad. The STCN is compiled on the basis of collections both in the Netherlands and abroad. All books have been described book-in-hand (autopsy).
More information, webexpositions, help texts, and a list of contributing institutions can be found on the STCN website (www.stcn.nl).
The database contains (early 2018) more than 210,000 titles and over 550,000 copies. Titles are added on a daily basis.
The STCN is being compiled and published by
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