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Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Immediate access to rare historical letters, diaries, manuscripts, books and more!

Nov 30, 2012 by Julie Adamo

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Ever wanted to peruse playbills from 19th century theater productions on your desktop? Or learn about previously undiscovered women writers? Ever wanted to read some historical British working class autobiographies or rare radical and labour periodicals? These are just a few of the types of materials and topics that you can explore in the newly acquired Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) database. 

NCCO is a digitized series of primary source materials from the long nineteenth century (approximately 1789-1914). Curated by an international team of scholars and experts, it contains a variety of materials including pamphlets, handwritten sheet music, personal letters, books, photographs, statistics, financial information, and more. Material is in both Western and non-Western languages. Individual NCCO collections that LITS now subscribes to include Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange, British Politics and Society, British Theater, Music, and Literature, and European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection. 

 As if full-text searching of rare and previously unavailable materials wasn't exciting enough, you can also perform textual analysis, annotate documents, manipulate images, and share content with your friends within NCCO. 

You can get to NCCO from the e-Resources page on the LITS website, or any of our relevant Research Guides. Come and find us at the Research Help Desk or contact your LITS Liaison if you want help exploring! We're curious to hear about what you find. 




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