April 1, 2015
The University Libraries is pleased to announce its partnership with HathiTrust, which is “a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future.” (www.hathitrust.org)
This partnership allows users to search in full-text over 10 million digitized scholarly books and journals from many top-ranked university libraries such as Cornell University, Stanford University, and the University of Michigan.
Patrons will have full viewing and downloading abilities for out-of-copyright and public domain materials.
In HathiTrust you can limit your search to items held at AUB libraries. To learn more about that and other features, view our HathiTrust Library Guide, which explains the HathiTrust methods of use and access.
HathiTrust launched in 2008 and comprises more than 80 partners, whose contributions added to the repository, as of March 2014, more than 11 million volumes that were digitized from their library collections by various means, including Internet Archive, the Google Books Library Project, and in-house digitization.
“Hathi” is the Hindi word for an elephant, an animal observed as a symbol for its memory and wisdom.
The HathiTrust Digital Library includes reference works such as biographies, dictionaries, directories, and encyclopedias, as well as books, government documents, manuscripts, journals, maps, newspapers, music scores, photos, pictorial works, and other published and unpublished materials.