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HIST 495 Trials in History: Hein World Trials and ECCO: Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)

For Professor James R. Farr's class, spring 2011.

What is Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)?

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) is an electronic database that is virtually equivalent to the books and annual publications that were in the British Library (formerly named the Library of the British Museum) in 1800 and published between 1700 and 1800.

ECCO offers full-text searchable facsimile pages of approximately 150.000 English-language and foreign-language books published in Britain and its colonies, including British colonies in North America, during the 1700s.

If you are searching for Hein World Trials in the Purdue catalog, many items that appear are online in ECCO.  You can also, however, search ECCO on its own for trials by searching on the term for the crime, the name of the accused or the victim, etc.