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Early English Books Online (EEBO) migrates to the ProQuest platform

Early English Books Online migrated from its legacy Chadwyck-Healey interface, to the newly-enhanced ProQuest Platform, on August 22, 2019. The ProQuest platform delivers research experience that guides discovery, access and management of content sources. As a result, Early English Books Online will be more discoverable as users will be able to cross-search its content along with scholarly journals, news, historical documents and other relevant sources.

There will be an overlap period beginning immediately and continuing through September 15, 2019.  Beginning on Monday, September 16, 2019, ProQuest will be the sole source for UC’s subscription to Early English Books Online.    (All campuses; on the ProQuest platform)

Key Benefits

  • Newly-enhanced ProQuest platform. The modernized interface will consider the devices users are accessing the platform with, and the display will match the device (large monitors, standard desktops, laptops, tablets and smart phones).
  • Modern research experience, guiding discovery, access and management of content sources. In addition to an overall modern research experience, browsing the A-Z list of authors and book downloading into a PDF will be faster, and post-processing tasks, such as citing, saving and sharing materials into workflow tools is greatly enhanced.
  • Cross-searchable with other entitled ProQuest databases.
Early English Books Online

Important items of note –

  1. Once new site is live (August 22), any new content will only be added to the new platform.
  2. Individual cataloging records may point to the old platform until SCP’s updates to the individual records are complete.
  3. Early Modern Books provides an integrated search experience across both Early English Books Online and Early European Books (if licensed) for the period 1450 to 1700.

Early Modern Books covers material from the British Isles and Europe for the period 1450*1700. An integrated search across both Early English Books Online and Early European Books allows scholars to view materials from over 225 source libraries worldwide. EEBO’s content draws on authoritative short-title catalogues of the period and features many text transcriptions specially created for the product. Content from Europe covers the curated Early European Books Collections from 4 national libraries and London’s Wellcome Library.