The 'Digitale Bibliotheek Amsterdam' or 'Adamnet' is a digital entrance to the catalogues of the following Amsterdam based libraries: Instituut Collectie Nederland; International Home/Lesbisch Informatiecentrum en Archief (IHLIA); Internationaal Informatiecentrum en Archief voor de Vrouwenbeweging (IIAV); Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis (IISG); Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen (KIT); Maison Descartes; Nederlands Instituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie (NIOD); Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (Public Library); Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten; Rijksmuseum; Catalogus Universiteit van Amsterdam; Van Gogh Museum; Vrije Universiteit (UBVU). The catalogues of these libraries, museums and institutions can be searched collectively or separately. This is an excellent bibliographic resource for researchers especially in arts, humanities and social history. Searching is for free, membership rules apply for the use of the libraries.
Ruth Linhart is a Fellow of the Institute for East Asian Studies at Vienna University, and her personal website makes available online much of her research on women's history in Japan and Europe. Most of the site is in German, but there is a section of articles published in English. These include articles on: female pearl divers (ama); the poet Takuboku Ishikawa; and the literary critic and feminist Yasuko Imai. The home page menu leads to sections on: Japanologie (Japanology); Zeitgeschichte (contemporary history); Texte und Reportage (articles and reports); Reisen (travels); and Gedichte (poems). At the top of the home page are icons of some of Linhart's books, leading to e-texts (some complete, some extracts). The 'Neu' (new) heading leads to recently published articles. There are also links to other relevant websites and to other sites relating to Linhart's various interests.
The website "Women writers' networks" presents information and invites research on European women's writing before 1900. It is based on the database "WomenWriters" compiled by the University of Utrecht. The database, which is linked to from this site, deals with the study of the reception of women's writing on a national and international basis. However, the focus of the database is currently on the reception of women's writing in the Netherlands. Detailed descriptions of the project's development and scope are given, as are short articles arising from research undertaken using the WomenWriters database. Material is divided into categories, including: "Writing Side", focusing on the author herself; "Reading Side", which looks at attitudes towards the literature; and a bibliography of related works divided by country. Parts of the site were still under construction at the time of cataloguing. The project directors make it clear that this site is very much a work in progress; the site is updated frequently. All in all, this resource provides a useful companion to the WomenWriters database and would be of use to anyone researching European women's writing pre-1900, with a particular emphasis on the Netherlands.