Welcome to the website of the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP) at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford.

EEBO-TCP was established in 1999, with the aim of creating fully searchable, XML-encoded transcriptions of the image sets of early printed books which form the basis for ProQuest’s Early English Books Online.

Text production began in Phase I of the project, funded in the UK by JISC, and ran from 2001 to 2009, creating 25,363 searchable texts. With the support of JISC Collections, the project has now moved into Phase II, which aims to complete a corpus of around 70,000 searchable electronic texts – one copy of every unique title printed in English between 1473-1700.

The Text Creation Partnership is based at the University of Michigan Library. The University of Oxford is the lead partner in the UK.