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HathiTrust Digital Library

Provides overview and tips on using the HathiTrust Digital Library.

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Karen A. Reiman-Sendi
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The University of Michigan
2178 Shapiro Library
919 S. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185
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What is HathiTrust?

HathiTrust (pronounced hah-tee) is a "collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving 17+ million digitized items." This organization provides reading access to a digital archive of books, journals and government documents -- called HathiTrust Digital Library -- many of which are in the public domain (available for full view). 

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Access to HathiTrust Materials

There are multiple paths to find HathiTrust Digital Library items:

  • Use the Library Catalog Search. If a HathiTrust item is part of U-M's library collection of online materials, the information will be listed in the catalog record for that book title, under a "HathiTrust Digital Library" heading. If the work is available for full text viewing, a link labeled "Full Text" is displayed.
  • Use WorldCat (a combined world-wide library catalog). If a HathiTrust item is part of a library collection, a separate "location" of HathiTrust Digital Library will appear, with a link to the HathiTrust Digital Library catalog.
  • Use HathiTrust Digital Library directly. Searching the catalog or the full text are possible methods for finding the works or the content you seek.

The U-M Library is a partner in the HathiTrust Digital Library organization, which means that the U-M community has additional access benefits, with a valid login (U-M uniqname and password). Click on the yellow LOG IN button near the top of the home page. At the "Find your partner institution" pop-up, select the "University of Michigan" and click on the yellow CONTINUE button.

Image of the HathiTrust Digital Library partner login prompt.