Eighteenth Century Collections Online has met with high praise as the most ambitious single digitization project ever undertaken. The released Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Part II: New Editions , continues in that tradition, delivering the ease of online access while expanding the depth and breadth of content along with new user interface.
The user interface increases functionality including:
Another benefit of the updated version, customers of Eighteenth Century Collections Online who are also customers of ProQuest's Early English Books Online will have the option to perform cross-searches using both databases.
Offering nearly seven million pages of all-new content from close to 50,000 new titles, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Part II enables researchers to study the eighteenth century in fresh and exciting ways. As the English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) has continued to uncover new works and editions and as source libraries have reported new holdings, Gale has continued our digitization operations, bringing previously inaccessible scholarly material to students and to researchers.
With content from an eclectic variety of materials, including books, directories, bibles, sheet music, sermons and advertisements, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Part II offers full-text search capabilities supported by comprehensive metadata.
"First introduced in 2005, Eighteenth Century collections Online has expanded from 1500,000 to over 180,000 titles (200,00 volumes), primarily in English, issued 1701-1800. The improvements in this new version enhance the experience of using this important resource. Recommended. Research libraries supporting upper-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers.."
--Choice, April 2010