The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1153 Friday, 26 April 2002
Date: Friday, 26 Apr 2002 11:28:30 +1000 (EST)
Subject: 13.1139 Electronic Databases
Comment: RE: SHK 13.1139 Electronic Databases
> My library is considering subscribing to an electronic database to
> supplement our collection of primary texts in English from the Middle
> Ages through the Restoration. Is anyone on the list currently using
> such a database that you could recommend to us?
> Jeff Myers
My university subscribes to EEBO, Early English Books On-line --
basically the complete STC of printed books up to 1700, each opening of
the book as a separate image. It's a wonderful thing to have available,
though admittedly finding text in a book is a little hit-or-miss (and
slowish, depending on your computer) since you can't as yet search for
text, only titles. I understand it costs an arm and a leg, as well.
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