ProQuest have kindly given Oxford researchers free temporary access to Early European Books Collections 5-16 until 31 May 2020. SSO is required for off-campus access.
Collections 5-16 draw mostly material held at Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) but also at Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague, the Kongelige Bibliotek in Copenhagen and the Wellcome Library in London. It provides access to early printed European collections published between 1450 and 1700.
Some collections are themed:
Collection 16 – French Culture in the Early Modern Period – From the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF)
Collection 15 – Revolution and Reformation: Early Modern Science and Religion – From the Wellcome Library (London), the Kongelige Bibliotek (Copenhagen), the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (The Hague) and the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze (Florence).
All EEB collections can be cross-searched. You can also cross-search with Early English Books Online (EEBO) (SSO required for off-campus access).
You have a number of searching and browsing options, including by subject. You can view the documents in thumbnail, Full View and see the full metadata description. Early European Books can now also be analysed visually with the new Interactive Historical Map. Check out the useful EEB LibGuide to learn more about the collection and how to use it.
Please note that book-level details are not in SOLO. You will need to access EEB directly to search for a particular titles.
After 31 May 2020, researchers will continue to have access to EEB Collections 1-4.