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Search Old English Books in New Libraries Resource, EEBO-TCP

With the newest Libraries resource, scholars who want to look through 500 year old English books won't need to travel to special collections rooms in British libraries or worry about how to handle delicate pages.

Early English Books Online/Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP) will allow users to search through the Short Title Catalog of thousands of Early English Books published between 1473-1700. EEBO-TCP is the product of an exceptional partnership between the University of Michigan, the University of Oxford, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), and ProQuest Information and Learning.

ProQuest has already created digital images for nearly 125,000 works, distributed under the title Early English Books Online. The Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership has proposed to create 25,000 searchable and readable editions that link immediately to the corresponding ProQuest image files. 4,000 image titles have been converted to text as of October 2003. Each month 250 more are converted and every second month the catalog is updated.

Users can access EEBO-TCP from the frontpage of the Libraries website, either through Library Catalog or by following the path Indexes and Databases / Arts and Humanities / English Language and Literature.

Posted October 27, 2003