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English Language & Literature *: Electronic Treasures: EEBO & ECCO

This guide points researchers to a few key USC Libraries resources that might be helpful to start research projects in the area of literary studies.


Early English Books Online (EEBO) "Early English Books Online" (EEBO) is a digital library of works from STC I (Pollard & Redgrave), STC II (Wing), and the Thomason Tracts - over 125,000 individual titles. Through EEBO, you can:

  • Search the bibliographic citations
  • Browse online the digital images of every page
  • Download the digital images in PDF format for more extensive viewing and printing.
    From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, this incomparable collection now contains about 100,000 of over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement.

    The University of Michigan's EEBO-TCP site is available at


Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)

One of the largest resources of rare materials ever collected in microfilm or electronic formats. The collection is an ongoing project based on The English Short Title Catalogue, a union list of the holdings of the British Library, as well as those from more than 1,500 university, private and public libraries worldwide. This collection captures the essence of the Enlightement in Great Britain in multiple academic disciplines, including history, literature, geography, social sciences, fine arts, religion, philosophy, and law.

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