Database Spotlight: Eighteenth Century Collections Online

This database contains over 180,000 titles from the eighteenth century, including books, pamphlets, essays, and broadsides. It is full-text searchable, which means you can search for keyword, author, title, or words within the document. In addition to using search terms, you can browse authors and works, as well. The digital images of the pages are high-quality scans of the original documents. This database is especially useful for history and language and literature students, but contains information that could be useful to students of philosophy, government, and social sciences.
To get to the database, go to, select “databases,” select “E,” then scroll down to select “Eighteenth Century Collections Online.” Off campus users will be prompted for their 14-digit FGCU Eagle ID number. For assistance, please contact the reference desk at (239) 590-7630 or Rachel Tait-Ripperdan (Librarian for History and Humanities) at (239) 590-7661 or