Early English Books Online (EEBO) TCP

EEBO-TCP is a partnership with ProQuest and with more than 150 libraries to generate highly accurate, fully-searchable, SGML/XML-encoded texts corresponding to books from the Early English Books Online (EEBO) Database.

The EEBO TCP corpus consists of the works represented in the Early English Books Online collections known as Short Title Catalogues I and II (based on the Pollard & Redgrave and Wing short title catalogs respectively), as well as the Thomason Tracts and the Early English Books Tract Supplement collections. Together these trace the history of English thought from the first book printed in English in 1475 through to 1700.

From 2000-2009, Phase I successfully converted 25,000+ selected texts from the Early English Books Online corpus. The 25,368 texts in EEBO-TCP Phase I were released to the general public on January 1, 2015, and are available for access, distribution, use, or reuse by anyone. EEBO Phase II will release a further c.35,000 books into the public domain on or about January 1, 2021.