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Learn How To Best Use A New Libraries Resource: EARLY ENGLISH BOOKS ONLINE (EEBO)

Early English Books Online (EEBO), produced by Bell & Howell, provides digital images of pages from approximately 125,000 titles published in England from 1495 to 1700 and allows searching by author, title, subject, or publication date. From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, this online image collection contains practically all books printed in English up to the 18th century, including over 96,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475 - 1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised edition.

This collection will fulfill the most advanced research requirements of scholars in the areas of English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, and the fine arts.

Kate Jasari, a professional trainer from Bell & Howell, will lead free workshops for faculty, staff, and students on how to use this resource most effectively. These workshops will be held:

Tuesday March 6, 2001 10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Archibald S. Alexander Library, SCC, Information Handling Laboratories, 4th floor

Wednesday March 7, 2001 10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Paul Robeson Library, Classrooms A & B

Thursday March 8, 2001 10:30 am - 12:00 noon
John Cotton Dana Library, Electronic Classroom

Seating is limited and a minimum of 20 attendees is requested for each session. To register, please call Libraries Administration at 732/932-7505 or send email to

The Libraries acquired Early English Books Online (EEBO) through the generous support of the Reinvest in Rutgers program. Securing this resource is another step in the implementation of A Bridge To The Future: The Rutgers Digital Library Initiative, the Libraries long-range plan. Users may access EEBO from the front page of the Libraries website through Library Catalog or by following the path Indexes / Arts & Humanities / General Arts & Humanities.

Posted Feb. 6, 2001