Research & Curriculum Use
With its breadth of content and advanced search technologies, including full-text searching across million of pages, ECCO provides a critical tool for research as well as classroom use.
The ECCO Revolution [pdf, 650KB]
by Robert D. Hume, Department of English, Penn State University
Eighteenth Century Collections Online enriches English Literature and extends student horizons at Bath Spa University http://gale.cengage.co.uk/ecco-case-study-bath.aspx
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) brings learning to
life and new dimension to history at Leeds University
With unparalleled access to a wealth of extraordinary research and full-text searchability, Eighteenth Century Collections Online can be a powerful tool for historical research. View the sample searches below or download more sample searches
Search Terms: Basic; “slavery” in keyword
Eleventh hit: “Remarks on the slave trade, and the slavery of negroes. In a series of letters,” London, 1788.
Topic: Slavery in North America
Search Terms: Advanced: “slavery” in full-text, AND “North America” in full-text; Fuzzy search: low
Fifteenth hit: “Unanswerable arguments against the abolition of the slave trade,” by James M. Adair, London, 1790.
Topic: Slavery/esclav* (the root word in romance languages)
Search Terms: Basic: “esclav*” in keyword; limit to those in history/geography; resort the results list by Publication Date Ascending
Tenth hit: “Histoire du parlement d’Angleterre par M. l’abbé Raynal,” Londres, 1748.