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Re: Early English Books
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0979  Monday, 8 May 2000.

[1]     From:   Nora Kreimer <
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        Date:   Friday, 5 May 2000 15:13:41 -0300
        Subj:   RE: SHK 11.0974 Early English Books

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        Date:   Friday, 5 May 2000 12:25:52 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0974 Early English Books

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        Date:   Monday, 8 May 2000 09:27:28 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0974 Early English Books


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From:           Nora Kreimer <
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Date:           Friday, 5 May 2000 15:13:41 -0300
Subject: 11.0974 Early English Books
Comment:        RE: SHK 11.0974 Early English Books

Could I have the correct URL, please?

Nora Kreimer

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[Editor's Note: http://wwwlib.umi.com/eebo ]

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From:           Eric Luhrs <
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Date:           Friday, 5 May 2000 12:25:52 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 11.0974 Early English Books
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0974 Early English Books

Drew Whitehead mentioned UMI's Early English Books Online, which is a
wonderful service.  I'd like to point out that in addition to online
viewing with LizardTech's DJVU plugin, these books can also be
downloaded to one's PC in Adobe's PDF format.  F1 is about 124
megabytes, so be forewarned that a dialup connection is not advised.  I
highly recommend that listmembers speak with their administration about
obtaining this service.  I've been reading a copy of the Huntington
Library's 1571 version of "The excellent comedie of two the moste
faithfullest freendes, Damon and Pithias," and I didn't even have to fly
to California!

Eric Luhrs

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Date:           Monday, 8 May 2000 09:27:28 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 11.0974 Early English Books
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0974 Early English Books

Tiffany Rasovic recently asked for an online text of King Leir. I will
use her request as my example.  Unfortunately, the free list does not
offer this title.

        1) If your institution subscribes to EEBO, point your web
           browser to:

                http://wwwlib.umi.com/eeob/search/basic

           Type "King Leir" (without quotes) into the text box, and
           click on "Search."  If your institution does not subscribe,
           instead of searching, you will have to select from a list of
           free books available at:

                http://wwwlib.umi.com/eebo/featured

        3) After searching or selecting from the list, the next page
           will display available books.  Place a check next to each
           book you'd like to download, and then click on "MARKED LIST"
           at the top of the page.  Note: PDF files are available only
           for citations that display the "PAGE IMAGE" camera icon--I
           have found only a few citations that cannot be downloaded.

        4) Chose the entire book or specify a range of pages.  Click on
           the "DOWNLOAD" button in the "Marked Images" column to the
           right of the screen.

        5) Enter your email address in the provided box, and click on
           "Submit."  UMI will send a message when your request has been
           prepared. Large requests take longer to complete.

        6) The next page will give a URL and PIN code.  Note the PIN and
           click on the URL.  Enter the PIN on the following page, and
           click on "Submit."

        7) If you have requested a large number of pages, the "Files"
           column will indicate that the system is still working.
           Otherwise, there will be a link from which you can download a
           PDF file of the requested book.  NOTE: be sure to hold down
           the shift key as you click on the link because some browsers
           will load the file directly into a PDF pluggin, which may
           prohibit you from saving the file to your PC.

Adobe's free PDF reader is required to look at PDF files, and can be
found at:

                http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html

I hope these instructions are clear; let me know if they are not.

Eric Luhrs

[Editor's Note: A facsimile of *King Leir* is available through the
Malone Society publications.  --Hardy]
 

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