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Special material: Index


In this LibGuide you can read all about the Special Materials that Utrecht University Library holds. On each tab you will find information about how to find and access the several kinds of material.

Below a list of the several kinds of material:

On the website of Special Collections you will find background stories about the most important digitised documents.

Searching for copy related data

In the case of special material it is often important to search for information related to specific copies. For instance, it might be interesting to know the former owner(s) of a particular copy. There are several search options in Worldcat for the special material held by Utrecht University Library:

  • Keywords

Use the key kw:, with indication of a search string. For example kw: Utrecht incunabula

  • Call number and book location

Use the key nu:, with indication of the call number. For example nu: WRT 155-218

  • Publisher

Use the key pb:, with indication of publisher's name. For example pb: Mortier

  • Printers, engravers, and designers

Use the key pn:, with indication of the wanted person. For example pn: Baarsel

  • Provenance

Use the key pv:, with indication of the provenance. For example pv: Moll

  • Availability of remainders or notes

Use the key nt:, with indication of the wanted keyword (in Dutch). For example nt: maculatuur

If you want to use advanced or other options in your search, click here.

Special Collections