Call for Submissions!

Three total prizes will be awarded!  

Two $250 awards for undergraduates and one $500 graduate award.  Awards will be given for the best essay using all or any of the following database resources: Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (ECCO), 17th & 18th Century Burney Collection of Newspapers, and Nineteenth-Century Collections Online (NCCO).

The graduate essays must be no longer than 3000 words or roughly 12 pages of typescript. The undergraduate essays must be no longer than 2500 words or roughly 10 pages of typescript. Participating students must be enrolled at a SUNY college during the fall 2013 semester. Shorter essays are welcome. Essays must demonstrate familiarity with and scholarly use of ECCO, Burney, or NCCO or all three. Essays will be judged by an independent panel of scholars. Download full submission guidelines here:  Submission Guidelines

NCCO Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange

Eighteenth Century Collection Online

Use Eighteenth Century Collections Online to access the digital images of every page of books published during the 18th Century. With full-text searching of millions of pages, the product allows researchers new methods of access to critical information in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science and more.

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NCCO Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange

Burney Collection

The newspapers and news pamphlets gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757 - 1817) represent the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media. The 700 or so bound volumes of newspapers and news pamphlets were published mostly in London, however there are also some English provincial, Irish and Scottish papers, and a few examples from the American colonies, Europe and India.

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NCCO Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange

Nineteenth Century Collection Online

A ground-breaking resource for 19th century studies, NCCO is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focused on primary source collections of the "long" nineteenth century. Collections for this program are sourced through partnerships with major world libraries as well as specialist libraries.

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Artemis Primary Sources

Artemis Primary Sources

Artemis Primary Sources is an integrated research environment that allows users to search across all of their Gale primary source collections. Artemis Primary Sources takes users beyond a simple search and retrieve workflow, allowing them to analyze content using frequency and term-relationship tools. Through intuitive subject-indexing users will discover new material even in the most familiar of content sets.

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