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Early English Books Online (EEBO) on the ProQuest Platform

EEBO Unique Features in the ProQuest Platform

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Due to the nature of digitized historical and rare texts, the EEBO database

offers some unique features on the ProQuest platform which are different

to the standard databases.

For a full guide of the ProQuest platform, go to the ProQuest Platform Libguide.

The EEBO unique features are described in the following sections:

Early Modern Books

Early English Books Online can be searched as standalone or as part of Early Modern Books (EMB), which provides an integrated search and browse experience across both Early European Books (EEB) and EEBO. EMB will automatically be added to the ProQuest platform account of all EEBO customers.

Materials can be searched and/or browsed by the following, amongst other options:

  • Date
  • Author
  • Country of Publication
  • Language 
  • USTC classification
  • Document features

Searching both English printed titles alongside European titles could provide new discoveries of works that have traveled geographically and linguistically across Europe.

EEBO and EMB, alongside any other databases that your institution has access to, are selected via the Change Databases menu in the ProQuest Platform’s main navigation, which appears on every page.