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JISC Historic Texts

The full text or page image of over 300,000 books published in England before 1800 and over 65,000 19th Century books. The service draws together content from:

EEBO (Early English Books Online)
The scanned images and (increasingly) full-text digital versions of over 125,000 books published in English up to 1700, from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War.

ECCO (Eighteenth Century Collections Online)
A digital collection of all the books published in Great Britain and its colonies during the eighteenth century, comprising some 33 million pages from more than 180,000 titles. The collection includes books in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish and Welsh.

Nineteenth Century books from the British Library collection
Digitised versions of more than 65,000 first editions from the 19th century, covering philosophy, history, poetry and literature. The collection extends to over 25 million pages of previously rare and inaccessible content, and includes the original typeface and illustrations for each book.


Direct access

- via University Network


Off University Campus

- Staff and Students


Supporting information

A short video introducing JISC Historic Texts can be viewed on the web site.



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Please note: The services outlined on these pages are only available to members of the University of Central Lancashire.