MIMAS, the providers of the Historic Books service, ran a user survey from late 2012 to early 2013. 54% of the respondents were regular users of the resource, using either several times a week or once a week, and 61% said they would recommend it. The full results of the survey are now available on the MIMAS website.
Historic Books is a useful research resource for anyone interested in literature or history. It searches over 300,000 books published in English or in England before 1800 and 65,000 nineteenth century books. It includes the materials previously accessible via EEBO (Early English Books Online) and ECCO (Eighteenth Century Collections Online) and also provides access to the British Library’s 19th Century book collection for the first time.