Trent Joins Hathi Trust

New Electronic Resource added to Library collection


The Library & Archives would like to share a new electronic resource available to the Trent community. Trent is the newest member of HathiTrust, a global not-for-profit collaborative of research and academic libraries working to preserve the cultural record.  HathiTrust holdings are broad, particularly rich in literature and history and include a large collection of U.S. government documents as well as a growing collection of Canadian government documents.   Through our new HathiTrust membership, Trent researchers can read or download 4.4 million+ digitized items from research libraries worldwide.

All readers can search the full-text of or conduct data and text mining research within all 17+ million items.  HathiTrust members in Canada have access 4.4 million public domain titles available to read online or for full-text download.  These include:  

  • Open access or Creative Commons-licensed works 
  • U.S. works published prior to 1926 
  •  Canadian or Australian work published prior to 1901 
  • Works published in the rest of the world prior to 1896 

To explore this resource, go to HathiTrust, click the yellow log in button, choose Trent under partner institutions, then log in with myTrent credentials.   

Find supporting HathiTrust resources available on the member toolkit page. 

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Here are some sample titles in HathiTrust: 

  • A history of witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein, 1911 
  • Troublous times in Canada: a history of the Fenian raids of 1866 and 1870 by    John A. MacDonald, 1910 
  • Turkey by James Lewis Farley, 1866