Early English Books Online (EEBO)

The Library now provides access to Early English Books Online (EEBO). 

Early English Books Online

Digitized directly from the UMI Early English Books microform, Early English Books Online (EEBO) presents over 125,000 literary and historical classics as they appeared in their original format.  Now in electronic format, this vast body of retrospective material can be searched quickly and easily.  Early English Books Online contains over 22 million digital images of virtually every work printed in the English language as well as works printed in Great Britain and its dependencies from 1473-1700 in any language. Works are drawn from exhaustive bibliographies and collections of the period.


Included in EEBO are works by Shakespeare, Malory, Spenser, Bacon, More, Erasmus, Boyle, Newton, and Galileo; musical exercises by Henry Purcell; novels by Aphra Behn; and prayer books, pamphlets, proclamations, almanacs, calendars, and other primary resources. EEBO covers a variety of academic disciplines including Literature, History, Politics, Philosophy, Linguistics, Music, Fine Arts, Education, Mathematics, and the Sciences


UNE has access to all four EEBO collections including STC (The Short-Title Catalogue I (Pollard & Redgrave, 1475 – 1640)); Wing (The Short-Title Catalogue II (Wing, 1641 – 1700)); The Thomason Tracts, a compendium of broadsides on the English Civil War printed between 1640 and 1661; and the Early English Books Tract Supplements.

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