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Early English Books Online (EEBO) 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 these exhaustive bibliographies and collections of the period: Short-Title Catalogue I (Pollard & Redgrave, 1475 - 1640), Short-Title Catalogue II (Wing, 1641 - 1700), Thomason Tracts, a compendium of broadsides on the English Civil War printed between 1640 and 1661, and Early English Books Tract Supplements.
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. Users can see the first printed edition of the Canterbury Tales or view Galileo’s telescopic discoveries.
Searching Basic: The basic EEBO search interface allows a variety of queries, including: Author Keyword(s), Title Keyword(s), Subject Keyword(s), Keyword(s), Location of Publication, and Bibliographic Number. You may limit your search by publication date and sort results by alphabetically by author or title or sort results in chronological or reverse chronological order. The "Select from a list" link next to the search box is especially helpful, allowing one to look at varied terms, subjects, or authors and determine the number of occurrences in the database.
Advanced: Advanced searching through the EEBO interface is a powerful tool. In addition to the basic search options, you may limit your search by illustration type, language, and country of origin. There are more advanced search options in EEBO.