Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO): Children’s Literature and Childhood

  • Published By:
  • Online Resources
  • Price:  Call your Representative
» Request a FREE Trial



Nineteenth Century Collections Online is the most ambitious scholarly digitization and publication program ever undertaken, providing full-text, fully searchable content from a broad range of primary sources. Selected with the guidance of an international team of expert advisors, these primary sources are invaluable for a wide range of academic disciplines and areas of study, providing never before possible research opportunities for one of the most studied historical periods. Archives published in the program include works in Western as well as non-Western languages, and are sourced from rare collections at libraries and other venerable institutions from around the globe.

With a wealth of full-image texts of children’s literature from around the world, Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Children’s Literature And Childhood documents the growth of children’s literature during the 19th century and provides legal and sociological texts to contextualize this growth. Included are texts from Europe, Asia, and North America. In its focus and range, this collection opens an array of compelling subjects for research and teaching. Social, moral, economic, and political questions are reflected in children’s literature universally, making it a particularly rich trove for study.

Additional Product Information


  • Includes children’s books from Europe, Asia, North America, and Latin America.
  • Supports the study of the evolution of childhood, development of educational systems and materials, development of laws specific to children, literature/periodicals for children, legal and social definitions of childhood, and much more.
  • Includes intricate illustrations, as well as the full, searchable text of each book.
  • Multidisciplinary in nature, providing insight to societal values, interests, and education of the 19th Century.


Customer Reviews

"The ranges of sources of all this material boggled my mind. Yes, some of it is from mainstream publications, but so much of it was from rare, hard-to-find sources that I gained an appreciation for the time and effort it’s taken to assemble these vast digitized collections."
— Library Journal
"My review of the publisher’s ECCO (LJ 5/15/04) said, ’The contents, scope, and accessibility of the Eighteenth Century Collections Online are astonishing. Enthusiastically recommended for all academic, public, and research libraries serving serious literary scholarship.’ Gale is happily guilty of having another such paragon in the works. The rare material, the powerful yet uncomplicated search mechanism, and the added-value subject indexing stand out here. As the modules are released, all academic, public, and research libraries serving serious literary, historical, and interdisciplinary scholars should consider acquiring these archives."
— Library Journal