Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 - from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the English Civil War.
EEBO contains works by such authors as Malory, Shakespeare, Spenser, Bacon, More, Erasmus, Boyle, Newton, and Galileo. In addition to the great literature of the time, the collection includes historical materials such as royal statutes and proclamations; military, religious, and other public documents; almanacs; musical exercises; calendars; broadsides; prayer books; pamphlets, proclamations; and many other primary resources.
This collection will be of tremendous value for researchers in English literature, history, religious studies, philosophy, political science, art history, history of printing and the book, and more.