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Literature in English: Full Text Online

English literature, American literature, and world literature in English

Digital Reproductions

SSC Library owns two collections of digital reproductions, EEBO and ECCO. This page will show you how to use these valuable resources. Both EEBO and ECCO require logins if used off-campus.


EEBO/Early English Books Online

Contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 - from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War.


ECCO/Eighteenth Century Collection Online

A comprehensive digital edition of The Eighteenth Century microfilm set, which has aimed to include every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas, between 1701 and 1800. Consists of books, pamphlets, broadsides, ephemera.


EEBO lets you search by author, title, subject and keyword. It lets you limit results to certain years




Awesome Finds from EEBO

Geffory Chaucer's Canterbury Tales published by William Caxton, 1476, the first book printed in England

Shakespeare's First Folio


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