Early English Books Online (EEBO)
contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed
in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works
in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700.
From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and
Shakespeare, this incomparable collection now contains more than 125,000
titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640)
and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions,
as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early
English Books Tract Supplement.|
English Books Online contains images of works
by such authors as Malory, Spenser, Bacon, More,
Erasmus, Boyle, Newton, and Galileo. The database also
includes musical exercises by Henry Purcell, novels by
Aphra Behn, and prayer books, pamphlets, proclamations,
almanacs, calendars, and many other primary resources.
Subject Areas include:
English literature, history,
philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts,
education, mathematics, and science.
Authorized users of
Cengage Gale's Eighteen Century Collections Online
(ECCO) can now include ECCO records in their EEBO
searches and link to the corresponding records in ECCO.
This gives EEBO users the opportunity to discover
additional texts relevant to their research among
136,000 texts published between 1701-1800.
Click here to see an image showing the required
checkbox to include ECCO searches.
using EEBO use the "Help Contents" link within the
Product Tour (PDF), a
List of Sample Searches (PDF), and a
Search Guide (PDF) is also available.
Recommended Titles and Classroom Use
David Richtmyer of the University of Michigan has
200 Recommended Titles from STC and Wing to help you
get started in EEBO.
In addition you can find
PDF handouts to promote how different disciplines
can use the material in EEBO, as well as an excellent
Case Study that shows how Dr. Georgia Wilder of the
University of Toronto uses EEBO in the classroom.
You can download
Excel spreadsheet offering a set of durable URLs for
all of the periodicals in EEBO with information on
publication frequency and dates of issue.
You may access
Early English Books Online from anywhere with a valid APSU ID.