1.2 Million Online Books (Thanks to HathiTrust)

  • Apr 30, 2012
  • Category: Library

You can now find over 1.2 million online texts when searching for items in the I-Share catalog.  These items come freely to us thanks to the work of the HathiTrust.  The HathiTrust's mission statement: "The mission of HathiTrust is to contribute to the common good by collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge."  

While the majority of these materials are older materials published prior to 1923, over 200,000 of the items are public domain materials published more recently, with over 20,000 published in the past decade.  They include government documents, materials from university presses, and other open source projects published with the goal to ensure open access to all readers.

To find HathiTrust items in I-Share, click on "Advanced Search" and scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to select "HathiTrust eResources Only".  Or, just add the word "hathi" to your next keyword search and look for the "eBook" symbol in your results.