This comprehensive bibliography has several kinds of information:

  • all of Leeuwenhoek's publications, self-published (Dutch and Latin) and edited by others, especially in Philosophical Transactions
  • another hundred and fifty primary sources, pre-1800, most of them in Dutch and available in the Delft city archives
  • the secondary literature about Leeuwenhoek's life, times, and accomplishments, in English or Dutch only, most of them originally in print, many now available online
  • websites and inventories to access primary sources, usually stored in databases