The American Revolution.
The French Revolution. The Industrial Revolution. The Eighteenth Century
saw what many scholars believe to be the three most significant events
in world history. The most ambitious digitization project ever
undertaken, Eighteenth Century Collections Online
vividly brings this period to life with materials ranging from books and
directories to Bibles, sheet music, sermons and advertisements.
ECCO contains 26 million pages of
text from more than 180,000 titles (200,000 volumes). It contains
Canonical titles of the period as well as contemporary works that
analyze and debate those titles
Authorized users of Early English
Books Online (EEBO) can now include EEBO records in their ECCO searches and link to the corresponding records in EEBO.
This gives ECCO users the opportunity to discover
additional texts relevant to their research..
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Century Collections Online is divided into
seven subject areas:
Geography — Explore ancient and contemporary
times, voyages and discoveries, biographies and memoirs,
genealogical collections, gazetteers, church antiquities
and tourist guides of Britain. Topics include
chronologies, recreation, military, maps and topography.
This collection presents a comprehensive picture of the
American Revolution from the British perspective
Social Science and Fine Arts — Social
Science takes a look into manufacturers and merchants,
artisans and skilled workers, international business,
banking, taxation and lotteries. Topics include current
events, social reform, business/economics/finance and
political science. Fine Arts reviews music, painting,
theater and architecture, building and carpentry, vocal
and instrumental music, paintings, prints drawings,
coins and metals, collectibles and private art
Medicine, Science and
Technology — Science, applied science and
technology, treatment of diseases and conditions. Topics
include agriculture, cookbooks, military technology,
natural philosophy, scientific education and more
Literature and Language —
Celebrated eighteenth-century essayists, novelists,
poets and playwrights — including Shakespeare's plays,
poems and collected works. Topics include drama, poetry,
ballads, religion, grammar, dictionaries, songs from
plays, satire, book catalogues and more
Religion and Philosophy — From sermons, bibles
and prayer books to moral and ethical debates and
prescriptions for proper conduct
— Development of law in the British Empire. Topics
include acts, criminal and international law,
appellants' cases and more
— Ephemeral material on the whole of life during the
century. Topics include almanacs, catalogues and more
You may access
Eighteenth Century Collections Online from anywhere with a valid APSU ID.