|Eighteenth Century Collections Online|
|The acquisition of this database was made possible through the support of the Unidel Foundation.|
|Also known as:||ECCO, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Part I and Part II|
|Access:||Internet-delivered database. There are three ways to connect:
1. from a public computer in the University of Delaware Library
2. from a University of Delaware campus connection in your dorm, lab, or office
3. from an off-campus connection (University of Delaware ID required)
Digital images of every page of more than 180,000 books published during the 18th century. With full-text searching of approximately 32 million pages, Eighteenth Century Collections Online allows researchers new methods of access to critical information in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science, and more.
ECCO includes a variety of materials—from books and directories, Bibles, sheet music and sermons to advertisements—and works by many well-known and lesser-known authors, all providing a diverse collection of material for the researcher of the eighteenth century. ECCO Part II covers the same subjects areas as the original collection, with an emphaisis on literature, social science and religion titles. This second edition includes from the library holdings of the British Library, Bodleian, Cambridge, National Library of Scotland and the Ransom Center at the University of Texas.
The collection is divided into seven subject areas:
The collection is an ongoing project based on The English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC), a machine-readable union list of the holdings of the British Library, as well as those from more than 1,500 university, private, and public libraries worldwide.
|Links:||If you check the “include Early English Books Online (EEBO) documents” checkbox when you enter a search, your results list will include links to citations in the Early English Books Online database.|
|Notes:||There are records in DELCAT for all materials included in Eighteenth Century Collections Online. Click on the “Go” link on a DELCAT results page to go to the full ECCO citation page, which includes a link to the full text of the item.|
|Output Formats:||Search results may be displayed on screen or else formatted as a PDF for viewing or printing. You may view or print “chunks” of up to 50 pages.|
|Help:||Click on “Help” or “Search Tips” near the top of the screen. For further assistance, Ask a Librarian.|
|Related Resources:||Early English Books Online|
|Users:||unlimited concurrent users|