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Early English Books Online (EEBO): Browse - Authors

Browse Authors Search Tips

The Browse Authors page allows you to search through an alphabetical list of the Authors and their works in EEBO.

1. Locate Authors

An A-Z list is shown across the top of the screen and beneath it an alphabetical list of all authors whose surname starts with the letter that is displayed, along with their date of birth and, where appropriate, their date of death.

As well as using the A-Z list at the top of the page, you can also type a name into the Author search box and click Look for. This will take you directly to the nearest match in the author list for the name you have entered, with the relevant entry highlighted. You can type full names, partial names or just a few characters into the box, for example Eglesfield, Francis, Pack or Ma.

2. Navigate Pages

100 Authors are displayed per page. Additional matches can be accesses using the "Page(s): 1 | 2 | 3" navigation.

3. View Author Works

A "view works" link is displayed along with the number of "items" (documents) available to view. By clicking this link you will be able to view all the works by that author on the Search Results page.

Browse Author Example

Example: Find works authored by Isaac Newton.

  1. Click the Authors link
  2. Type Newton in the Author box and click Look For. Or click N to jump to the first name beginning with N in the list.
  3. Click the page number links until you find Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727
  4. Click the View Works link next to his name to view works he authored or co-authored.

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