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EEBO: an Introduction   Tags: english, literature, research databases  

A guide to searching and using Early English Books Online.
Last Updated: Oct 3, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Friday: 9am-5pm
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Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED

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Early English Books Online, or EEBO for short, is among the most valuable resources for English scholarship. EEBO now offers "about 100,000 of over 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."

This guide provides an introduction to searching EEBO and using it as a resource for scholarship in early modern texts.


Finding EEBO

You can access Early English Books Online through Online Journals & Databases (type the full title to be taken to the database), or through this page.

EEBO-TCP takes you to the new EEBO-Text Creation Partnership interface.


Please, Ask a Librarian!

Don't hesitate to ask if you need help!  Whether you're trying to narrow down your topic, you're having trouble searching through an electronic database, or you're looking for one specific thing, just contact Harriett Green. 

She can be reached by email at green19 [at], by phone 217-333-4942, or visit her office in 200 South Main Library.  For more information about library resources and help, visit the Literatures and Languages Library's website.

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