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E-books: Historical Texts E-books

Finding and using our Online books

Finding and using Historical Texts

  • The titles are not listed in Library Search services
  • The Historical text site offers a variety of search options, including variant spellings
  • Texts may be downloaded as PDF files, and pages as JPEG images
  • The Support pages at Historical Texts include videos demonstrating how texts can be used and viewed on various interfaces & devices

Historical Texts - 15th to 19th century (EEBO, ECCO and British Library collections)

EEBO 1473-1700
Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains the scanned images, and full-text digital versions where available, of over 125,000 books published in English up to 1700.

ECCO 1701-1800

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) is a digital collection of more than 180,000 titles published in Great Britain and its colonies during the eighteenth century

BL 19th Century 1789-1914

Over 65,000 recently digitised editions from the British Library's 19th century collection, comprising over 25 million pages of previously rare and inaccessible titles