Resource of the Month
February 2009

Each month WSU Libraries' Department of Collection Development features a "Resource of the Month" designed to highlight some of the library's new, interesting, under-used, large, unique, or otherwise noteworthy collections and resources.  You can learn more about the "Resource of the Month" on this website, from the display in the reference area, by attending a workshop (if available), or by contacting the Reference Desk at 978-3584.

If you are interested in learning more about a previous "Resource of the Month," check the archive.

Early English Books
on microfilm





The Early English Books microfilm collection consists of over 3,400 reels of microfilm containing
roughly 95,000 documents printed in England or North America between 1475 and 1700.  These documents include literature, essays, drama, religious texts, ballads and carols, political tracts,
pamphlets, medical writings, the earliest editions of The Canterbury Tales and the Morte d’Arthur,
and on and on.  The originals of these documents reside in libraries and museums all over the world,
and in many cases, only one copy exists. 

How it Works

The documents contained on the microfilms have been cataloged and can be discovered through
the WSU Libraries Online Catalog. For a handout on locating EEB documents using the Online
Catalog, click here. The microfilm is located in green cabinets on the East Wall of the Reserve Room,
near the Current Periodicals.

Upcoming Workshops

Come to the Reserve Reading Room on 1st Floor of Ablah Library
Feb. 23 3:30-4:30 pm Monday
Feb. 24 3:30-4:30 pm. Tuesday

The workshops are free and although registration is not necessary to attend, it helps assure there are enough handouts. For more information or to register, contact Liorah Golomb, Humanities Librarian at or 978-5077. 



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