Welcome! This Guide introduces the HathiTrust Digital Libary, providing strategies for effective searching of this vast resource, and describes the types of material you can expect to find here.
HathiTrust is a huge collection of over 17 million digitized full text books, journals, and other resources. Their collections include both full text materials that are open access / out of copyright, and records for copyrighted resources.
ISU Library also participates in the HathiTrust Print Disability Access program, which allows our eligible users with print disabilities to access copyrighted digitized material from HathiTrust. Learn more about it on our Print Disability Access page!
HathiTrust's Response to COVID-19
NEW: As of April 20, 2020, ISU Library is a new member of HathiTrust's Emergency Temporary Access Services (ETAS) program, which allows our users to gain access to copyrighted materials within HathiTrust's collections when print versions of those same titles are owned by ISU Library and when library closure keeps our community from easily gaining access to our print collections. The ETAS program is an important part of HathiTrust's response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
More information on ETAS is available from HathiTrust. To learn more about searching HathiTrust and viewing ETAS copyrighted titles within HathiTrust, see our "Searching HathiTrust" guide below!
You can read the Searching HathiTrust search guide below within the widget if you like, scrolling, reading, and choosing links to follow. If you wish to see a full-screen version of the Guide, simply move your cursor down towards the bottom of the widget box and a floating menu will appear. Use the "Enter full-screen" icon located on the right side of the floating menu to expand the guide.