HathiTrust provides access to 17+ million digitized items, including full digitized books (the largest set of digitized books managed by academic and research libraries), archival documents and videos. This database is a collaborative of academic and research libraries. HathiTrust offers reading access to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law.
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Widener is not a partner institution, but this only prevents you from downloading some full books. Yet, this database provides tremendous access for non-member institutions, allowing users to:
You can also log in using an existing account (Facebook, Google, Twitter) and create a Guest Account:
Logged in guests can create, save and share public or private collections.
To create a guest account select LOG IN and the click on See options to log in a a guest and then the links to (Google, Facebook or Twitter).
Use the main search screen (with full text and Full view only selected) to search for titles, authors, keywords and quotations.
Ex: In this example, search for the title: Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Frederick Engles.
Page Viewing Options:
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Search in this text: Use the search box to find keywords in the text and you will obtain a hyperlinked list of pages on which the keywords appear.
Click on any social media icon to share the item on that platform.
EX: Search for racism and "higher education" (use quotation marks for phrases) in the main search box. Make sure the Full-text and Full view only are selected.
You can search HaithiTrust for a quote from within a source to find the text it is quoted from:
EX: In the main search box, enter the quote "Off with her head" (in quotation marks), make sure that Full-text and Full view only are selected.
If you created a Guest Account and logged in to HathiTrust using that account, you can create a collection of items that you found. This makes it easy to locate documents that you could not or chose not to download and they will be available any time you log into the Guest Account (using Goolgle, Twitter or Facebook) in an easy to find place.