Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO): Part II: New Editions

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Access newly discovered works and new holdings of eighteenth-century British publications

Consisting of every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom during the eighteenth century as well as thousands of important works from the Americas, Eighteenth Century Collections Online is the most ambitious single effort ever undertaken to make a collection of scholarly materials electronically available.

From books and directories to bibles and sheet music to sermons and pamphlets, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Part II features a variety of materials to provide a critical tool for both faculty research and classroom use.

With more than fifty thousand new titles of previously unavailable or inaccessible materials, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Part II is an essential addition for current owners of Part I.

The English Short Title Catalogue continues to add both newly discovered works and new holdings of previously unavailable titles. The result is Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Part II, an addition to the original collection that will be welcomed by serious researchers as an example of your commitment to their studies. Created specifically to supplement the original, Part II delivers the online ease and depth of content that made the Eighteenth Century Collections Online a must-have resource for scholarly libraries worldwide.

Enhancements include:

  • Nearly 50,000 new titles of previously unavailable or inaccessible materials
  • Cross-searchable content from Early English Books Online
  • Image Gallery, Most Popular Searches, and Key Documents sections
  • Contextual essays and chronology aimed at novice researchers
  • Citation generator and export functionality
  • Expanded download and e-mail features
  • Keyword in Context feature from results list
  • Cross-searchable content with other Gale Primary Sources

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Subjects Covered
  • English Language and Literature Studies
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • English
  • European Studies
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Hispanic / Latin America Studies
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Studies
  • U.S. History
Term Frequency

Researchers can now easily see the frequency of search terms within sets of content to begin identifying central themes and assessing how individuals, events, and ideas interacted and developed over time.

Term Clusters

By grouping commonly occurring themes, this tool reveals hidden connections to search terms — helping scholars shape their research and integrate diverse content with relevant information.


Integrate content from complementary primary source products in one intuitive environment to enable users to make never-before-possible research connections.

Reviews & Testimonials

“Fans of Gale's Eighteenth Century Collections Online will be happy to learn that the new Part II: New Editions release offers users a fresh new interface with advanced search and display tools and expands ECCO's content by almost 50,000 titles - i.e. almost seven million pages of new content. Yeah, I told you it was hot in here”

Library Journal, April 1, 2009

“First introduced in 2005, Eighteenth Century Collections Online has expanded from 150,000 to over 180,000 titles (200,000 volumes), primarily in English, issued 1701-1800. The improvements in this new version enhance the experience of using this important resource. Recommended. Research libraries supporting upper-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers.”

L.J. Sherlock, Choice, April 2010

“Another of the latest 'hot' products to wow scholars, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, a comprehensive digital edition of The Eighteenth Century microfilm resource, includes nearly every significant English-language title and edition published between 1701 and 1800 in the UK, along with thousands of important works from the Americas—amounting to full-text searching of some 33 million pages of material. A wonderful addition of primary source material to have readily accessible.”

Library Journal, November 15, 2008

Eighteenth Century Collections Online is a comprehensive digital edition. As the promotional material claims, 'The Eighteenth Century Collection Online is the most ambitious single digitization project ever undertaken. It delivers every significant English-language title printed in Great Britain during the 18th century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas.' With an assertion like that, it's no wonder the resource's popularity has taken hold on campuses worldwide.”

NetConnect, Spring 2008