18th Century Collections Online

18Have you ever wanted to know more about the 18th Century?  Have you ever wondered about the beginnings of Common Law in Colonial America? Do you have an interest in reading original works from legendary scholars of 18th Century?

Then take a look at, “18th Century Collections Online.”

It’s available on the Charleston School of Law Library website under the historical resource tab if you are on campus, or you can access it from home using your Charleston School of Law Library username and password.

The database was created by Gale publisher, the library reference division of Cengage Learning, a global educational content and technology company.  Gale specializes in e-research and publishing for libraries, schools, and businesses around the world.

It’s a helpful resource for researching content, collecting data, and investigating the history of modern law and its impact on the world.  It provides full-texts for readers to download, save, and print, and allows readers to search by topic, author, date, category, or language just to name a few.  This site helps researchers and students navigate the origins of common law, and helps them find scholarly works from world famous authors on the “age of reason and enlightenment”.

The database covers everything from law, history, geography, science, fine arts, to medicine, mathematics, and economics.  It includes research tools to narrow your search such as timelines, key documents, and contextual essays.  The site also allows readers to view frequently asked questions and most popular searches.

Summary of Contents:

  • 136,000 Titles
  • Articles
  • Essays
  • Treatises
  • Cases
  • Opinions

And much, much more!

This database is an excellent resource to anyone interested in works from the 18th Century.  It offers insight into the past, by providing readers access to scholarly works from some the greatest minds of the era.  I would recommend this database to anyone with an interest in the life and times of the 18th century.

David Collins
Class of 2020

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