Monday, March 19, 2012
Based on the English Short Title bibliography, Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) contains every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom between the years 1701 - 1800. This collection contains over 136,000 printed works comprising more than 26 million scanned fascimile pages.
Full text searching allows users to explore a vast range of books, directories, plays, Bibles, sheet music, sermons, advertisements, letters, broadsides, essays and more.
Major 18th century writers are represented, with multiple editions of their works. Authors include Addison, Bentham, Boswell, Burke, Burns, Congreve, Defoe, Fielding, Gibbon, Hume, Johnson, Paine, Pope, Reynolds, Richardson, Rousseau, Sheridan, Smith, Smollett, Sterne, Swift, and Voltaire. As well, rare works from lesser known authors are included.
ECCO will be useful to research the history of most disciplines, including geography, British and world history, exploration, political science, social reform, business and economics, medicine, science, technology, literature and theatre, religion, philosophy, law, music and fine arts.
Posted by Patti Wilson