You can now use the Falvey online catalog to search for contents of
- EEBO – Early English Books Online – English inprints from the 15th to the end of the 17th centuries
- ECCO – Eighteenth Century Collections Online – English imprints from the 18th century
For instance, searches for eebo AND bible or eebo AND london AND maps in the online catalog will retrieve a large number of titles from the EEBO collection. Results can then be further refined by author, topic or genre. Each record contains a direct link to the full text of the work.
In addition, the EEBO search interface now makes it possible to search EEBO and ECCO simultaneously. At the top of the search screen, simply check off the box “Include records from ECCO in your search.” The ECCO titles will be identified with a green logo and include direct links to the documents. The ECCO search interface also offers convenient, reciprocal access to EEBO records.
For comprehensive full text searching of these documents, use the EEBO text creation partnership, which will eventually include 25,000 titles.