Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Trial: Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO)

The University of Liverpool has trial access to Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) until 22nd April 2015.

Click here to access Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) (University login required off campus).

NCCO is the result of partnerships between Gale and almost 100 libraries to preserve and digitise content for academic research.  It includes digitized primary source materials relating to the long nineteenth century.  Sources include monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, ephemera, photographs, statistics, maps and more.

NCCO is divided into twelve collections:

Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange
British Politics and Society
British Theatre, Music, and the Arts: High and Popular Culture
Children's Literature and Childhood
Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest
European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection
Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature
Photography: The World Through the Lens
Religion Spirituality, Reform and Society
Science, Technology and Medicine, 1780-1925 Part I and Part II
Women: Transnational Networks

Select ‘Extend your search’ to link through to Artemis Primary Sources and search NCCO alongside Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) and historic newspaper collections.

For more information about NCCO, read the brochure 

Take a look at this resource and let us know what you think.

After trying NCCO please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch, we really want to know what you think about this resource.

11 comments:

Richard Huzzey said...

This is a simply excellent resource, which would support really exciting pedagogical innovation in History department modules taught by my colleagues and me.

As well as supporting PG and UG research projects, NCCO resources can be integrated into modules at every level of the history curriculum. This has been top of my "urgent acquisition" list for a long time and I implore SJL to buy it.

Joseph Kelly, PhD Student said...

This collection is a vital resource to anyone working on nineteenth-century Britain. Having only briefly perused the website I have found a number of promising primary sources that will be of great use in my own work. The working class resources available on this website are particularly exciting as I am unaware of their availability anywhere else.

Joe Mulhern said...

As a PGR student of 19th century imperialism and anti-slavery, I regard this as an important resource. Initial searches have pulled up a wealth of material that I had not yet considered, nor necessarily had access to.

Emily said...

This is a great resource. The section on Asia and the West is particularly helpful for my project, and contains a number of documents that I intend to integrate into my thesis. This will be extremely useful to all students of the nineteenth and twentieth century United States.

Eleanor said...


As a PGR student researching the influence of imperialism on children's popular literature and education in the late 19th Century this is a fantastic resource. It has already revealed a fascinating wealth of materials including children's literature that I would be unable to access elsewhere and a range of social education documents which I had not previously considered.

My work hoped to focus on working-class responses to the literature, but I had resigned to giving up this element due to my own lack of funds to access the Burnett autobiographies in archives in London. The inclusion of these documents in this resource is therefore absolutely fantastic and I am sure will be invaluable to many other students interested in 19th century working class agency and opinion in Britain.

Lee Atkins said...

From the perspective of a PhD student working on the topic of 19th century print culture and the history of childhood, I would highly recommend the acquisition of this excellent resource.

The ability to access material from the Barry Ono Collection of Bloods and Penny Dreadfuls would complement the SJL’s special collection of pre-First World War children's books and periodicals from the former Education Library.

Stephen Kenny said...

This is a very exciting resource, exploring themes and topics that make direct connections with established and emerging research projects in HLC and SoTA.

The collections provide a wealth of relevant source materials that can be used in support of teaching/modules at all levels. For example, an introductory UG module such as HIST 118: The Atlantic World could make extensive use of the Mapping the World collection of travel narratives, while - as noted above - independent research projects (final year UG dissertations, MA dissertations and PhD theses) can only be enhanced and enabled through access to this extensive and user-friendly digital archive.

This collection would also enhance recruitment activities - such as Discovery Days and Master Classes - allowing tutors to fashion innovative and engaging workshops sourcing and analysing documents otherwise unavailable to high school and 6th form students.

Please invest in this amazing collection.

Chris Pearson said...

This is a fantastic resource that I would use heavily for both teaching and research. Well worth purchasing

Jeannette said...

Having looked at the brochure, this would be a fantastic resource for my research but, for some reason, I just cannot access the actual site from home!

Elizabeth Gillespie said...

Jeannette - I'm sorry you had trouble accessing this trial from home; we found the problem and have it working again. Please get in touch with the library if you still experience any issues.

Rachel Mills said...

As an undergraduate student researching 19th century American medical history, this resource is really helpful. After ordering certain medical journal articles for my dissertation from the British Library, I've found that they are now accessible through this extensive resource. The variety of different collections make this a great resource.