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ECCO Eighteenth Century Collections Online

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Content: Produced by the scientific publisher Gale, the Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) database offers a digitized version of a vast corpus of eighteenth-century texts.

The corpus comprises over 180,000 titles (200,000 volumes) printed between 1701 and 1800 in Great Britain and the British colonies. The selection of titles is based largely on the British Library 's collections from the English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC), but also on the catalogs of over 1,500 university, private and public libraries, including Oxford, Harvard, Huntington and Cambridge.

ECCO covers a wide range of disciplines, including 7 categories:

  • history and geography
  • social sciences and arts
  • medicine
  • science and technology
  • languages and literature
  • religion and philosophy
  • right.

The database enables full-text searches of some 32 million pages of fundamental documents, as well as more confidential texts. It can be searched using the EEBO search engine. From the search interface, simply check " Include records from ECCO in your search ".

An essential resource for the study of the British eighteenth century, ECCO also offers indispensable primary sources for research into the French and American Revolutions, largely from a British perspective. For example, the eighteenth-century researcher will find in the ECCO database all editions of works by leading authors such as James Boswell, Daniel Defoe, Samuel Johnson, Alexander Pope, Adam Smith, Jonathan Swift, etc.

Number of simultaneous accesses: unlimited

Interface language: multilingual

Content language: mostly English