Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) provides full-text searchable access to the digital images of 150,000 books and other materials published during the 18th Century. Based on the English Short Title Catalog bibliography, it includes English-language and foreign-language titles printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas.
Indexes citations and provides linked page images of works represented in the microfilm series Early English Books I and II, based on The Short-Title Catalogue (Pollard and Redgrave, 1475-1640); the Short-Title Catalog II (Wing, 1641-1700), The Thomson Tracts (1640-1661), and The Early English Books Tracts Supplements.
This extensive full-text collection of primary source material focuses on the political and social climate of Great Britain during the long Nineteenth Century. The materials are drawn from more than 20 different sources including: Government documents, papers and correspondence of political figures, Radical and Labour periodicals, pamphlet collections and more. NOTE: The link takes you to a gateway page. Select the British Politics and Society option before you begin your search.
Compiled and edited by UC Davis faculty member Lynette Hunter. From the welcome page: “…Represents work by many bibliographers and social historians over the past three decades, who have given permission to use their original research in the creation of a resource for people interested in English-language printed books related to food, drink and diet, and their associated economics, technologies, science and sociocultural history.”
British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture [via Gale, part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online]
Drawn from several different archives, this online collection includes playbills, scripts and scores, as well as correspondence, meeting minutes and financial records all pertaining to “the inner workings of the arts world and life in Victorian Britain.”
European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection [via Gale, part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online ]
From the Corvey Castle Library, this is a collection of nearly 18,000 monographs published in English, French and German between 1790 and 1840. NOTE: The link takes you to a gateway page. Select the European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection option before you begin your search.
This is a full-text collection of the publications of the British philanthropic institutions, the Church Missionary Society and the South American Missionary Society from 1804-2009. Documenting missionary work from the 19th to the 21st century, the periodicals include news, journals and reports offering a unique perspective on global history and cultural encounter. The CMS was active in many African countries, the “Mediterranean, the Middle East, Asia, Oceania and the Americas.
Empire Online contains several thousand searchable scanned images of original documents relating to Empire Studies. Includes documents from English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and German points of view, and that from indigenous peoples from Africa, India and North America. Sections also include thematic essays by leading scholars in the field of Empire Studies.
Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange [part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online via Gale]
This full-text primary source collection includes materials on the international relations between Asian countries and the United States and Britain during the 19th century. It contains government reports, diplomatic correspondence, periodicals, newspapers, treaties, trade agreements, NGO papers, and more. Documents are sourced from The National Archives, Kew; The National Archives, United States; and other collections. Most of the collection focuses on China and Japan, but significant material addresses Siam, Korea, the Philippines, Sumatra and Vietnam as well.
NOTE: The link takes you to a gateway site. Select this collection from the options at that site.