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Early English Books Online (EEBO) (ProQuest)

Early English Books Online (EEBO) is the definitive online collection of early printed works in English, and works printed in England, making digital copies of thousands of titles from before 1700 discoverable through an interface tailored for early modern scholars. Users can explore complete, digitized images and searchable, full-text transcriptions of works listed in these key bibliographic records of English literature: The Short-Title Catalogue (Pollard & Redgrave, 1475-1640); The Short-Title Catalogue II (Wing, 1641-1700); The Thomason Tracts; and the Early English Books Tract Supplements, as well as original almanacs, pamphlets, musical scores, prayer books and other intriguing primary sources.

The books in these collections include works of literature, philosophy, politics, religion, geography, history, politics, mathematics, music, the practical arts, natural science, and all other areas of human endeavor. The assembled collection is a mainstay for understanding the development of Western culture in general and the Anglo-American world in particular.


Coverage Dates: 1475-1700
Fulltext available: Primary Sources (Historical)