English Short Title Catalogue  Connect to English Short Title Catalogue
Also known as: ESTC
Access: Freely available Internet database
Description: ESTC contains descriptions of English or English-language letterpress materials published before 1801. It includes records for items of all types published in Great Britain or its colonies or in English anywhere in the world from 1473 to 1800--including materials ranging from Shakespeare and Greek New Testaments to anonymous ballads, broadsides, songs, advertisements, and other ephemera. The records provide extensive descriptions and holdings information.
Coverage: 1473-1800
Personalization: Identify items of interest by clicking the box next to a citation, then click on “Add to My folder.” Records in “My folder” may be e-mailed, printed, or saved to your computer.
Help: Click on “Search hints” next to the search box. For further assistance, Ask the Library.
Related Resources: The Early English Books Online database provides digitized images of books published in England from 1475 to 1700. Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO), based on ESTC, includes some 150,000 titles published in Great Britain and the colonies from 1701 to 1800.
Users: unlimited concurrent users
Producer: British Library

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Last modified: 05/16/14