The Belgian Bibliography makes inventories of catalogue records of all non-periodical publications (monographs, brochures, offline electronic documents…) submitted to the Legal Deposit. It is published online every month and its electronic archive dates as far back as 1998.
The Belgian Bibliography provides a full list of everything published in Belgium or abroad by Belgian writers (“Belgicana”).
Accordingly, it includes the following publications:
publications published in Belgium,
publications by Belgians authors published abroad,
publications about Belgium published abroad.
The Belgian Bibliography is therefore one of the most important instruments for communication about and access to the production of the Belgian publishing industry.
How to search in the Belgian Bibliography
There are three options for searching the bibliographical descriptions:
- The Register of Personal Authors
- The Register of Corporate Authors
- The Title Register
The bibliographical descriptions also contain a link to the address of the publisher. If there isn’t any link, please check the List of Belgian Publishers. This list contains the addresses of all author-publishers and publishers whose work is listed in the Belgian Bibliography for the first time.