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 books 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).
The database contains (at the end of 2013) more than 200,000 titles and over 500,000 copies. Titles are added on a daily basis.
The STCN is compiled and published by the Koninklijke Bibliotheek.