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Early English Books Online (EEBO): Teaching with EEBO

Starting Points

Recommended Titles

The titles in the subject categories below are provided to help undergraduates get started in EEBO. They are recommended as key texts from the collection, as well as for being interesting and representative of the times. Peruse some of these titles for essay ideas or to familiarize yourself with the features of the database, including important information available within the citations that can help you to find additional, similar works by searching on the same author, time period, subject heading, or keywords (including early modern terms and spellings).

STC I Works

Agriculture
Anatomy
Art
Astronomy
Biography
Botany
Child rearing
Communication
Conduct of life
Crime
Discovery & Exploration
Drama
Ethic & morality
Fencing & dueling
Foreign trade
Geography
Grammar & Rhetoric
History
Home economics
Islam
Law
Literary criticism
Mathematics
Medicine
Military art and science
Music
Mystical Religion
Mythology
Philosophy
Poetry
Politics and government
Popular literature
Prose fiction
Religious dissenters: Anabaptists
Religious dissenters: Recusants
Sports & recreation
Temperance
Theology
Travel
Vegetarianism
William Caxton
Wit and humor
Women's studies
Wynkyn de Worde


STC II Works

Agriculture
Alchemy
Almanacs
Architecture
Art
Astrology
Astronomy
Bible
Bibliography
Biography
Classics
Colonial experience
Conduct of life
Creation theory
Crime
Drama
Economics
Education
Ethics & morality
Geography
Grammar & Rhetoric
History
Home economics
Law
Mathematics
Medicine
Military art and science
Music
Mysticism
Natural disasters
Philosophy
Poetry
Political satire
Politics and government
Popular literature
Prose fiction
Religious conversion
Religious dissenters: Quakers
Religious dissenters: Recusants
Science
Spiritual life
Sports & recreation
Theology
Travel
Wit and humor
Witchcraft
Women's studies

Teaching with EEBO: Case Studies

Need help?

If you have questions about accessing and using EEBO in your teaching, please contact Peggy Burge, Humanities Librarian, or one of the other liaison librarians.