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Eighteenth Century Collections Online

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A comprehensive digital edition of The Eighteenth Century, the worlds largest library of the printed book on microfilm.

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.

Materials indexed: books, broadsides, Bibles, tract books, sermons, printed ephemera

ECCO Part II: The scope to create an additional collection arose as a result of the English Short Title Catalogue uncovering valuable new material and the development of new scanning technology digitising works too fragile to be handled previously. The combined collections now contain over 180,000 titles (200,000 volumes). The titles cover the same subject areas as the original collection, with a special emphasis on Literature, Social Science and Religion titles. Women's writing is well represented with more than 900 new works and editions by over 400 women authors.The collection contains nearly 50,000 titles with close to 7 million pages from the library holdings of institutions including the British Library, Bodleian, Cambridge University, the National Library of Scotland, Library of Congress, National Library of Ireland, and the University of Texas.

The new interface provides an option to search both Early English Books Online (EEBO) and Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) simultaneously.

Click here to search both the ECCO and NCCO (Nineteenth Century Collections Online) through Artemis Primary Sources. 

Alternate names
18th Century Collections Online 
Coverage
1701-01-01 - 1800-01-01 
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Digital Collection 
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Subjects
English, French Literature, History, Primary Sources 
Allows electronic reserves
yes 
Ereserves notes
With respect to clause 5.1, the clause is hereby amended to read as follows: Members, subject to clause 6 below, may incorporate parts of the Licensed Materials in Course Packs and Electronic Reserve collections for the use of Authorized Users in the course of instruction at a Member, but not for Commercial Use. Each such item shall carry appropriate acknowledgement of the source, listing title and author of the extract, title and author of the work, and the publisher. Copies of such items shall be deleted by the Member when they are no longer used for such purpose. Course packs in non-electronic non-print perceptible form, such as audio or Braille, may also be offered to Authorized Users who, in the reasonable opinion of the Member, are visually impaired. 
Allows coursepacks
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Coursepack notes
With respect to clause 5.1, the clause is hereby amended to read as follows: Members, subject to clause 6 below, may incorporate parts of the Licensed Materials in Course Packs and Electronic Reserve collections for the use of Authorized Users in the course of instruction at a Member, but not for Commercial Use. Each such item shall carry appropriate acknowledgement of the source, listing title and author of the extract, title and author of the work, and the publisher. Copies of such items shall be deleted by the Member when they are no longer used for such purpose. Course packs in non-electronic non-print perceptible form, such as audio or Braille, may also be offered to Authorized Users who, in the reasonable opinion of the Member, are visually impaired. 
Allows interlibrary loan
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Interlibrary loan notes
Members, subject to clause 6 below, may supply on an occasional basis to a library of a non-Member (via a process commonly known as Interlibrary Loan, whether by post, fax or secure transmission, using Ariel or its equivalent, whereby the electronic file is deleted immediately after printing), for the purposes of research or private study and not for Commercial Use, a single paper copy of an electronic original of an individual document being part of the Licensed Materials. Notwithstanding the above, no Member may provide other libraries with portions of the Licensed Materials if done in a manner or magnitude that would replace the recipient library’s own subscription to either the database or the underlying publication Course Packs / Amendments 
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Terms of use: Electronic resources are governed by license agreements which restrict access to Authorized Users. It is the responsibility of each user to abide by the license agreements and specific terms and conditions for each product. Systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information may result in loss of access to these resources for the entire SFU community. Please see SFU General Policy 24 on Fair Use of Information Resources.

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