Gale Cengage and the ECCO Text Creation Partnership have agreed to release 2,231 eighteenth-century texts to anyone who wishes to have them. You can search through those 18thCentury texts here at 18thConnect.org by word or phrase: go to the search page, select “ECCO” under “Other Digital Collections” as one of your search facets (by clicking on it), and then scroll down to select “Full-text” only as a search facet as well. Then enter any text (words, phrase) into the search blank, making it a facet as well.
Though we have no formal way of delivering documents, we are happy to be the source for plain text files: simply send Laura Mandell an email (lauraDOTmandellATgmailDOTcom) to request the texts; we can send you all of them, or selected texts.
As always, we are so grateful to the University of Michigan’s Text Creation Partnership for all the work they are doing to insure that we will send into the future the highest-quality digital surrogates of our eighteenth-century heritage. And thanks to Gale for its openness to scholarly needs.
One subset of the 2,231 documents–more are coming.