The University of Exeter is very well equipped for research in the field of early modern studies. Library holdings in this area are strong and include access to the major online resources Early English Books Online (EEBO) and Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO), as well as a wide range of electronic journals and other databases.
Special collections include substantial collections of early modern printed books, notably those in the collections of various Devon parish libraries, which are deposited here. It also houses a major collection of early modern Roman Catholic printed books, which, together with a series of precious medieval and post-Reformation manuscripts, form part of the Syon Abbey collection deposited here for safekeeping by the Bridgettine order.
Students working in this area also benefit from local access to the rich collections of books and manuscripts in the Exeter Cathedral Library and Archives, the Devon and Exeter Institution, and the Devon Record Office.