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English Research Guide: English Short Title Catalogue and Related Text Collections

English Short Title Catalogue
This database provides bibliographic information for over 460,000 items published between 1473 and 1800, mainly in Britain and North America. This material is from the collections of the British Library and over 2,000 other libraries.  Many entries provide cross-references to microfilm collections where a copy of the item can be retrieved.   Some are also available as text documents in the EEBO-TCP collection (see below).

Early English Books Online -Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP)
Search across approximately 65,000 texts from the EEBO-TCP text creation project. 
These carefully transcribed and encoded texts from the Early English Books collections covering the earliest printed works in English through the 17th century are jointly owned and funded by over 150 libraries worldwide and are released to the public domain for anyone to use. Works were chosen for transcription based on their inclusion in the New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature.  Within the NCBEL listings, priority was given to first editions and works in English.  More information about EEBO-TCP.

See also:

Eighteenth Century Collections Online -Text Creation Partnership (ECCO-TCP)  - Searchable collection of text files of over 2,000 English texts from the 18th century. More information about ECCO-TCP

Evans Early American Imprint Collection Online -Text Creation Partnership (Evans-TCP)  - This searchable database offers text files for about 5,000 titles from listed in the Evans bibliography of American imprints.  More information about Evans-TCP

Text Collections on Microfilm