Ann Arbor’s ProQuest Adds Over 600 Titles to Digital Early English Books Collection


ProQuest, a global information content and technology company based in Ann Arbor, has added more than 630 scanned image titles to its Early English Books Online collection, which is a digital database that includes works from the dawn of printing in England from 1473 to 1700.

Acquired from 27 archives, the company’s Early English Books Online collection now contains nearly 132,000 titles that are accessible to researchers from around the world.

“Our dedicated content acquisitions and editorial team has been steadily adding remarkable new titles every year from library archives, museums, and private collections to (Early English Books Online),” says Susan Bokern, vice president of product management at ProQuest.

New content is available on the database in subjects such as poetry and songs; sermons and texts from the Church of Ireland; ordinances, declarations, votes, and petitions from the governments of England, Wales, and Scotland; materials from the East India Co., Company of Scotland Trading, and the Royal African Co.; plantation records, gunpowder laws, and pieces related to the plague from North Ireland.

Through the online collection, researchers can also access digitized images of works listed in bibliographic records of English literature.

ProQuest’s cloud-based technologies offer solutions for librarians, students, and researchers through its ProQuest, Alexander Street, Bowker, Dialog, Ex Libris, and SIPX businesses. The company also offers research tools such as the RefWorks citation and reference management platform, the Pivot research development tool, and the Ebook Central, ebrary, EBL, and MyiLibrary ebook platforms.

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