The Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Announces Early English Books Online (EEBO) Database Access as a New Member Benefit
The Renaissance Society of America is delighted to announce that access to the Early English Books Online (EEBO) database is now offered to current members at no additional charge.
EEBO 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 to 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. EEBO currently allows one to search over 125,000 works by keyword, title, author, subject, bibliographic number, and date.
EEBO is now considered an essential research tool for those scholars working on English-language topics, as well as for many of those working outside of the Anglophone world. Access to EEBO is not available to individuals, making it difficult to obtain for faculty working at smaller institutions, part-time faculty members without research library privileges, and independent scholars. To support the RSA’s mission of advancing learning in the field of Renaissance Studies it was determined that access to EEBO should be funded by the organization’s endowment in order to offer it at no additional cost to members.
If you’re already a member of RSA you may access EEBO by logging in to your account on the RSA home page, then clicking on the Member Subscriptions page. All active members of RSA now have access to this online research tool along with a number of other database, publisher, and entertainment discounts.
If you wish to join RSA you may do so by visiting our website and clicking on the Join RSA page. If you’re a former member of RSA and wish to renew your membership please contact our office for assistance with locating your username and resetting your password.
RSA memberships run for the calendar year, and any memberships initiated or renewed now will allow one to access member benefits such as EEBO immediately and will last through the end of 2014.
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