Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Discover the Long 19th Century.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online is transforming the teaching, learning, and research landscape. Heralding a new wave of discovery into the nineteenth century, NCCO includes collections from across the globe with content in multiple languages, richly representing Africa, Europe, Australia, Asia, Latin America, Middle East, and North America.

"CO 700/World13: Chart of the World, 1874. Author, Publisher, &c.: Admiralty (No. 2558) London." The National Archives: Selected Maps Representing the Long 19th Century. Primary Source Media, 1882. Nineteenth Century Collections Online.
Chart of the World, 1874

Transform the study of nineteenth century history, literature, and culture at your institution

Nineteenth Century Collections Online is the result of partnerships between Gale and almost one hundred libraries to preserve and make digitally available content for academic research. With guidance and feedback of professionals and end-users to ensure that we were selecting and preserving unique, invaluable documents, Gale is excited to bring you a wide range of content covering the long nineteenth century and beyond. Nineteenth Century Collections Online unites multiple, distinct archives into a single resource of over one hundred types of primary source documents.

The content is sourced from the world's preeminent libraries and archives. It consists of monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs, statistics, and other kinds of documents in both Western and non-Western languages. Because some documents are rare and in delicate or extremely fragile condition, Gale works in close coordination with curators and preservationists to maintain the originals for posterity. With authoritative content, trustworthy and extensive bibliographic information, and technology that fits the needs of today's researchers, Nineteenth Century Collections Online is poised to revolutionize research on the nineteenth century.


Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO): Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange

Researchers can explore rare government reports, diplomatic correspondence, periodicals, newspapers, treaties, trade agreements, NGO papers, and more within this resource, which covers such topics as British and US foreign policy and diplomacy; Asian political, economic, and social affairs; the Boxer Rebellion; missionary activity in Asia; and much more.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO): British Politics and Society

With this collection, scholars can research and explore primary sources covering such topics as British domestic and foreign policy, the working class, trade unions, Chartism, utopian socialism, public protest, radical movements, the cartographic record, political reform, education, family relationships, religion, leisure, and many others.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO): British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture
Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO): Children's Literature and Childhood
Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO): European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection
Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO): Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest
Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO): Science, Technology and Medicine, 1780-1925

The long nineteenth century is an era characterized by industrial, technical, and social revolution. With a changing society came new approaches to the study of natural history, physics, mathematics, medicine, and public health. Boasting a wealth of curated primary sources, this collection helps researcher place essential subjects in the larger picture of historical study.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO): Science, Technology and Medicine Part II

Science, Technology and Medicine, 1780-1925 - Part II expands subject coverage in Part I, gathering together periodicals and monographs from renowned sources, and providing a global view of science and technology from a critical era of scientific development.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO): Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO): Photography: The World Through the Lens

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO): Religion, Spirituality, Reform and Society
Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO): Women: Transnational Networks

Platform Features & Tools

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.


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