April 7 – Master the Eighteenth Century Collections Online

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“People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.” – Edward Burke, 1791

Researching primary sources can be difficult. Sometimes it involves travelling far to archives, other times searching through old texts for information can take hours. Georgia State University Library provides patrons with access to the Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO), a database of over 180,000 fully searchable primary source titles published between 1701 and 1800. Now you can find sources from any computer, searching through their texts quickly. Researchers studying everything from history, literature, philosophy and medical science may find useful resources there.

To help our users prepare to use ECCO, the library is hosting two training sessions on Wednesday, April 7 in Classroom 2 on the second floor of Library North. The first session begins at 10:00 a.m. and the second at 2:00 p.m.

These one-hour sessions will cover the Georgia State Archival Resources available to you from Gale Cengage Learning. The new Eighteenth Century Collections Online will be highlighted. Advanced Search techniques for complex research questions will be covered.  Also discussed, will be strategies for helping faculty and graduate students integrate Gale Electronic Resources into their courses using their course management software.

Researchers from all disciplines have something to gain from learning more about this fantastic resource. Come to these sessions on April 7 and become an expert at finding eighteenth century materials!

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