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Early English Books Online (EEBO): Tips for Using


Printing, Emailing, Downloading

Working with Records

Print, Email, Download Records

First add the record(s) to your Marked List. When in the Marked List look at the Print, Email, Download Records icons (top right).

On the print, email, or download records pages you will find the following options

Enter Email Address - this option will appear on the Email Records page only and it is for the destination email address.

Enter Title - If you wish, you can type a title for your file here.

Enter Comment - If you wish, you can attach relevant comments or notes to your selections by entering them in this field.

Select Citation Format - Choose the citation format to print, email, or download. Format options are:

  • Text (short record) - this selection will print, email, or download your results in the same format as they appear in your Results List or Marked List.
  • Text (full record) - this selection will print, email, or download your records in the same format as the Full Record page for a full book or magazine article.
  • EndNote
  • ProCite (Note for ProCite users: the file format is comma delimited rather than tagged).
  • Reference Manager (RIS)

Select Email Format - this option will appear on the Email Records page only, and will allow you to choose whether to receive your emails in HTML format or Plain Text format by clicking the relevant radio button. Note that you should choose the HTML format option if you want durable URLs to be included in your emails.

Sort Records by - Choose an order in which to sort your records. Sort options are:

  • Date published
  • Date published (descending)
  • Alphabetical by title
  • Alphabetical by author

When you have finished selecting your format, click the 'Print', 'Email', or 'Download' button to print, email, or download your selections.

Downloading Images in PDF Format

Mark the document(s) you wish to download by clicking on the Marked List icon Marked List icon that accompanies each record. Click the Marked List (top of page).

Click the icon to view a PDF version of your current page in Adobe Acrobat. (Clicking on this icon in your Marked List allows you to download the entire document in PDF form).

You have two options on the Download Images page:

  • You can download the entire document by selecting the relevant radio button
  • You can select the 'Download range of document images' radio button and enter any page number or range of pages.

Once you have made your selection, click the 'Download' button. You will be asked to confirm your choices before the download process begins. The downloading can take some moments to begin, so to avoid disruption of the download please wait.

Macintosh Users PLEASE NOTE: one might experience difficulties from time to time when using Internet Explorer to download PDF documents from EEBO. It is generally better to use the Safari browser.

Izaak Walton, The compleat angler (1664)