Full Text Linking
Eary English Books Online is OpenURL compliant
Further details on OpenURL linking is available in the EEBO Information Resources area.
Early English Books Online is Z39.50 compliant. Information on how customers can configure their Z39.50 software to search EEBO is available on the EEBO Z39.50 configuration information page.
Free EEBO MARC Records
Two EEBO MARC records are provided free of charge to all users and can be downloaded directly from this page using the link below. One of these free MARC records provides cataloguing information for the Early English Books Online database in its entirety. The other provides cataloguing information about one of the component parts of the EEBO database, the Thomason Tracts collection. These MARC records can be loaded into catalogue systems and contain durable links (in the 856 field) to the EEBO homepage and to the Browse Thomason Tracts screen respectively.
MARC Records for Works in EEBO
MARC records for each of the 100,000 works currently in EEBO are also available. Libraries can locally load these records into their Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC), allowing library patrons to link seamlessly from the library's OPAC to the corresponding EEBO image. EEBO MARC records are a rich bibliographic resource for understanding important details about each work in EEBO. EEBO MARC records contain not only author, title, and Library of Congress subject headings for each title, but also extensive information about the printer, marginal notes, pagination details, etc.
ProQuest is currently delivering MARC records for STCI Units 1-67, STCII Units 1-113 and the Thomason Tracts. In November 2003 the 856 links were updated with the new EEBO URL (eebo.chadwyck.com) and converted to OpenURL format. All records in the previous format will be redirected indefinitely, and libraries that have purchased EEBO MARC records from ProQuest Information and Learning will be offered refreshed files at no charge.
To request new or upgraded EEBO MARC records, please contact the Webmaster.
For information about purchasing EEBO MARC records, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or your local ProQuest representative.
MARC records are provided as texts are cataloged. They will be accessible to all through the University of Michigan catalog. Also, institutions that would like TCP to provide them with records as they are updated can contact email@example.com
Records are provided in MARC standard and texts are TEI compliant.
Keyword(s), Author Keyword(s), Title Keyword(s) Subject Keyword(s) and according to Bibliographic Number. The Basic Search screen also allows users to limit searches according to the date of publication.
From the Advanced Search screen a number of additional fields are available, including Imprint, Reel Position, Illustration Type, Source Library, Language, Country of Origin etc.
The Periodicals Search screen allows users to enter more advanced queries relating specifically to the periodical content in EEBO. In particular it allows users to retrieve issues of periodicals current on a particular day or during a particular week, month or year (whereas Basic and Advanced Search queries only allow users to specify date ranges in years). Note however that all periodical content in EEBO is included in the results for Basic and Advanced Search queries where appropriate.
TCP partner institutions are presented with a different version of the EEBO interface that includes additional fields relating specifically to the keyed TCP full text. The Advanced Search screen offers a separate Full Text Keyword(s) field with its own 'Limit Full Text Keyword(s) within...' field, the latter allowing users to restrict a search to e.g. Songs or Stage Directions.
All fields support use of single-character (?) and truncation operators (*); an 'Include Typographical Variants' checkbox makes it possible automatically to retrieve variants such as loue for love and Iames for James.
EEBO can be integrated with Literature Online in institutions with a subscription to that service.
Institutions signed up to the JISC EEBO agreement who wish to search the TCP interface should contact Mark Sandler, firstname.lastname@example.org , at the University of Michigan.
Post Search Options
EEBO Marked List functionality allows users to Print, Email and Download records in a variety of formats, i.e. Text (Short Record), Text (Full Record), EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager and RefWorks.
EEBO Search History functionality facilitates re-execution and combination of searches.
Document Images sets can be downloaded in their entirety or in part in PDF format.
EEBO usage statistics are modelled as closely as possible on the requirements for web statistics produced by the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC). Though some changes were necessary because of the nature of the Early English Books Online database, the publishers of EEBO have kept to the spirit of the ICOLC requirements.
Usage statistics are available to librarians and systems administrators in a password-protected area within the Information Resources section.
Authentication is via the UK Access Management Federation, Athens, IP address range, username and password, and Referrer URL.
Institutions signed up to the JISC EEBO agreement who wish to access the TCP interface at University of Michigan should contact Mark Sandler, email@example.com.
EEBO complies with WAI Priority 1 accessibility standards and some features also contribute towards compliance with Priority 2 and 3 guidelines. For full details, see http://eebo.chadwyck.com/about/about_access.htm.