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Document Images

The Document Images section of EEBO allows you to access the scanned page images of the original work. Controls that allow you to optimize your image view are accessible for each document image.

When you access the document images for any document, you will be taken to a screen displaying the first page of the document. From this page, you can use the navigational elements to select any image within the document.

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  • View document as - You can select to view the Full Record of this item, the Illustrations page where you can view the different types of illustration in a document, the full text, thumbnails of all the pages in the document, or a PDF version of your current page in Adobe Acrobat. You must have this program installed on your computer to view the PDF; click here to go to Adobe's website. If you wish to view the entire document in PDF format, you must first download the entire work first by adding it to your Marked List.
  • Add to your Marked List - add the document record by clicking the checkbox icon add to your Marked List.
  • Durable URL - To access a URL that will link to the current document Image click the button and copy and paste the link into documents, email or simply add it to your bookmarks.
  • Illustration Navigation - You can scroll through the document's illustrations (where available) using the Previous illustration and Next illustration links.
  • Page Navigation The page navigation appears above and below the image. The page information tells you how many page images are in the document and what page image you are viewing. You can scroll through the pages by using the Previous image and Next image links. You can jump to a specific page by entering the page number in the box next to the 'Go to image number' text and clicking the 'Go' button.
  • Select Zoom Size - When you first open your Document Image, the Zoom size will be set at the default size, which displays the document image at a size that is optimized for all monitors. You can select your desired image size from the drop-down list and, on clicking 'Go', the image will be resized according to your specifications. Subsequent viewings of document images will automatically adjust to your last selected setting.
  • Download TIFF file - you can download the whole page in TIFF format for use with your own image manipulation software. See the help page on downloading in TIFF format for further details.
  • Record Details - The record's author, title and publication date are shown at the bottom of the screen. Note that if you are also subscribed to Literature Online, you can access Author pages from Literature Online where these are available for authors in EEBO. Simply click the 'Author page in Literature Online' link on the Document Images page- the Literature Online Author page for that author will open in a new window, with EEBO remaining open in the original window.
  • Read the EEBO Introduction for this work - if an EEBO Introduction is available for the work in question, you will be able to view it from the Document Images page by clicking this link.

To obtain permission for reproduction of images click here.

Adjust view and print - If you wish to view a page image in more detail or print a copy of the page image, click on the Adjust view and print link. The page will refresh with the additional elements described below:

  • Click on image to zoom or re-center - You can select whether you want to zoom in to the image or recentre it over a particular spot when you click on it with your mouse. Choose the appropriate radio button before clicking on the image.
  • Select window size - You can select to view the image in a smaller or larger window by clicking on a smaller or larger box. The screen will refresh with the image displaying in the new window size.
  • Print current view - Clicking on this link allows you to print the current image view.
  • Panning - Panning allows you to move the viewport around the image while maintaining your selected zoomed image size. When your image window cannot show the entire image, the image will be surrounded by a box containing panning arrows on the top, bottom, and sides of the image. Clicking on these arrows allow you to move your image window in the corresponding direction.
  • Page navigation - elements appear on the Adjust view screen so you can select a different image to view. To return to the browse images screen without the additional navigational elements, click on the Back to document images link located at the top of the screen.