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Free Trial Access to OUSE Online for ASECS Members

Free Trial Access to OUSE Online for ASECS Members

The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is delighted to announce that the Society has formed another partnership to provide members with temporary free access to online resources.

Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (previously SVEC) is the foremost series devoted to Enlightenment studies. A partnership between the Voltaire Foundation and Liverpool University Press is making volumes from the series available through Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment ONLINE.

Between 1 August and 31 October 2020, members of ASECS are being offered trial access to the 417 volumes currently available in Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment ONLINE.

This digital collection contains over 100,000 pages in both English and French. Contributors to the series include Marc-André Bernier, Robert Dawson, Dan Edelstein, Marian Hobson, Colin Jones, Mark Ledbury, Christiane Mervaud, John Renwick, Ritchie Robertson, and Céline Spector. Notable volumes in the collection include Interpreting the Ancien Régime by David Bien, Dramatic Battles in Eighteenth-Century France by Logan J. Connors, Sublime Disorder: Physical Monstrosity in Diderot’s Universe by Andrew Curran, Ruins Past by Sabrina Ferri, The Encyclopedists as Individuals and The Encyclopedists as a Group by Frank Kafker, Lectures de Raynal and L’Histoires des Deux Indes by Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink, and Madame de Graffigny and Rousseau by English Showalter.

How to access Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment ONLINE

Create an account at and validate your email. (Make sure to check your junk folder for the confirmation link!)

Email with the heading ‘ASECS OUSE TRIAL’ and ask the office to confirm your membership and the email address you used to create an account. If you are not a current ASECS member, visit to join the society or renew your membership.

Once your ASECS membership is confirmed, your trial will be activated within 24 hours (excluding Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays).

You will then be able to access all the e-library through this link, as well as from the ‘My Library’ section in your account.

Please see our User Guide video or PDF for instructions on how to use the reader.

If you have difficulty accessing your free trial, confirming your membership, or joining ASECS, please contact

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