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JISC Historical Texts

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Historical Texts brings together four historically significant collections, with over 400,000 books published from the late 15th centrury through to the long 19th century.

  • Early English Books Online (EEBO) (1473-1700)
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) (1701-1800)
  • 65,000 British Library 19th Century texts (1789-1914)
  • UK Medical Heritage Library (UKMHL) (1800-1900s)
For more information, see About Historical Texts and About UK Medical Heritage Library


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Contemporary History; English; Heritage; Literature; Sociology