The following has been forwarded from Emma Longden at ProQuest. Readers are encouraged to post responses to Early English Books – Thanks, AB
Free trial to ProQuest’s Early European Books now available
ProQuest is pleased to offer a free open trial to Early European Books to EMOB readers – hurry, access ends Monday 22nd April, 2013
Every day in universities worldwide, early modern scholars turn to ProQuest’s Early English Books Online as the definitive source of incunabula and early printed works in English. But EEBO, of course, provides only a partial view of intellectual life in early-modern Europe. In fact it contains only 4% of the continent’s printed output of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. What of intellectual life beyond the British Isles?
Users of EEBO can now internationalize their research through ProQuest’s acclaimed new companion resource Early European Books.
Through the highest quality digital reproductions of thousands of printed works by important writers and thinkers working in continental Europe pre-1700, Early European Books gives researchers an international overview of early print culture during this vibrant period of history.
Over four million pages have already been scanned in high-resolution colour, including images of all pages, bindings and page-edges, allowing for a detailed examination of each book’s history and provenance. All volumes are digitized on-site at participating libraries, which to date include Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, Bibliothèque nationale de France (from June 2013), Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, and Wellcome Library, London. These digital scans have been gathered in a bespoke platform with search capabilities tailored to the needs of the specialist early modern researcher to provide the most detailed tool for early printed sources available.
ProQuest is delighted to offer EMOB users a free open trial of Early European Books until Monday 22nd April, 2013
Want more time to explore the resource? University-based members can also contact their librarian to arrange a 30 day institutional trial. For queries about this trial, or to share post-trial feedback about your experience of using Early European Books please email firstname.lastname@example.org