7 February 2011

Early English Books Online - almost 113,000 records now in SAULCAT

Nearly 113,000 full-text e-books, contained in the Early English Books Online (EEBO) database, have been added to SAULCAT recently.

EEBO offers digital facsimiles of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America, and works in English printed elsewhere, between 1473-1700 - from the first book printed in English by Caxton, through to the age of Spenser and Shakespeare.

It contains most titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement.  More Early English Tracts will be added to SAULCAT shortly.

This permanent-access research collection covers many subjects - English literature, fine arts, history, linguistics, music, philosophy, theology, music, mathematics, science, etc - and most searches in SAULCAT will now also retrieve content from EEBO.

Useful guides include a demo of the search options; a product tour on finding and using content; sample searches and a detailed Search GuideEEBO also includes EEBO Interactions, a social networking tool for users.

NB: Remember that you can sort SAULCAT search results by date, if you're interested in more current material

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