Historical Texts

Contact details

Website: http://historicaltexts.jisc.ac.uk E-mail: historicaltexts@jisc.ac.uk

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About the Service

Historical Texts is a full text digital archive enabling you to cross search, view and download over 350,000 texts published in the late C15th to the long C19th from three key collections.

Records are included on Copac for:

  • Early English Books Online (EEBO) (1473-1700)
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) (1701-1800))

Records to be added to Copac in future for:

  • 65,000 British Library 19th Century texts (1789-1914))

The Historical Texts service encompasses a wealth of content ranging from the Romantic to the Victorian period and covers a wide range of subject areas including English literature, history, geography, science, social science, religion and medicine.

Materials include books but also pamphlets, sermons, prayer books, sheet music, broadsides, newsbooks and much more.

It's a Jisc service available via subscription to UK HE and FE institutions and Research Councils who are full members of Jisc Collections.

For more information see: http://historicaltexts.jisc.ac.uk/about

Accessing materials

Historical Texts is a Jisc service available via subscription to UK HE and FE institutions and Research Councils who are full members of Jisc Collections.

The Historical Texts are also available to everyone at the British Library Reading Rooms in London.

For more information see: http://historicaltexts.jisc.ac.uk/about