The titles in the subject categories below are provided to help undergraduates get started in EEBO. They are recommended as key texts from the collection, as well as for being interesting and representative of the times. Peruse some of these titles for essay ideas or to familiarize yourself with the features of the database, including important information available within the citations that can help you to find additional, similar works by searching on the same author, time period, subject heading, or keywords (including early modern terms and spellings).
STC I Works
STC II Works
Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership
Libraries and other educational institutions are invited to join Oxford University, the University of Michigan, the Council on Libraries and Information Resources, and ProQuest LLC in the Text Creation Partnership, an international initiative to create structured SGML text files for the materials listed in the Short-Title Catalogue. The encoded text will offer unparalleled search access to the works whose page images are already available in Early English Books Online.
Because current optical character recognition (OCR) technology cannot read early modern printing with adequate efficiency, each text must be re-keyed as it is encoded. The resulting text files will then be linked to the EEBO page images, allowing users to both perform keyword searches and see the features of the original.
To learn more about this project, visit the Text Creation Partnership website at http://www.lib.umich.edu/tcp/eebo.
Sample Works in PDF Format
Early English Books Online allows users to download works in PDF format
for off-line viewing. Adobe Acrobat Reader plugin will be required for
viewing and printing. If your browser does not already have the Reader
installed, you can download it from the Adobe
site. Here are some examples of works you can download for viewing at
Below are PDF handouts giving examples of how different disciplines can use the material in EEBO.
Case Study - Dr. Georgia Wilder, University of Toronto
Read this Case Study (PDF file) for a fascinating view of how Dr. Georgia Wilder uses EEBO in the classroom.