Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) Part 2

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO): This vast collection of fully-digitised material, including books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides and more, has recently been expanded. From Gale, the publisher:

“Firstly, since ECCO's original release, the ESTC has uncovered a wealth of valuable new material and new holdings of previously unavailable titles. Secondly, rapid developments in scanning technology have enabled Gale to digitise works too fragile to be handled at the time of ECCO's original production.

The titles cover the same subjects areas as the original collection, with a special emphasis on Literature, Social Science and Religion titles. This second edition includes 45,000 titles from the library holdings of world-renowned institutions such as the British Library, Bodleian, Cambridge, National Library of Scotland and National Library of Ireland.”

Every word of the texts is searchable, and you are now able to cross-search with EEBO Early English Books Online 1475-1700.

Please access via eLibrary or ElecInfo.

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