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John Glover
  Humanities Research Librarian
jglover2@vcu.edu
(804) 828-6555

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Yuki Hibben
Assistant Head and Curator of Books and Art, Special Collections and Archives
ydhibben@vcu.edu
(804) 828-8837

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Elizabeth McDaniel
Catalog Librarian
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(804) 828-5921

Early imprints online

The following resources are available to current VCU students, staff, and faculty, students. Other patrons with academic credentials may come to the desk at the library for guest access.

  • Early English Books Online (EEBO)
    • books printed in English, 1473-1700
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
    • books printed in English, 1700-1800
  • Early American Imprints

English Short Title Catalogue

The English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) is a union catalog of books printed primarily in the British Isles and North America, primarily in English, between 1473 and 1800. This tool is very useful for finding all known copies of a particular book, and links are provided to some content available online. The ESTC also offers the option to "Browse Libraries List" to see all of a library's reported holdings. Please note that not all libraries report holdings to ESTC. 

Selected Online Resources