Thanks to a new agreement between Missouri State University Libraries and HathiTrust, MSU students, faculty and staff now have access to a unique collection of resources from more than 250 academic institutions from around the world.
“We look forward to supporting the university’s research and scholarship efforts through our new partnership with HathiTrust,” said Mohammad AlHamad, MSU Libraries e-resource strategist. “MSU now has digital access to an extensive collection of titles from leading universities across the globe.”
HathiTrust is an international community of academic and research libraries who preserve and provide digital access their institutions special collections. The massive digital library brings together materials digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, libraries at HathiTrust partner institutions, and other commercial digitization schemes.
Explore Membership Benefits
Missouri State’s new membership includes searchable access to over 17 million volumes — including 8.3 million books, 1.2 million government documents, and 450,000 serial publications — with full text access to the 39 percent of these materials (over 6.7 million volumes) that are in the public domain.
The membership also includes full text access to the following publications not fully viewable in Google Books:
- Books scanned by HathiTrust member libraries and the Internet Archive, but not by Google (there are thousands of these, with more added continuously)
- U.S. books published between 1923 and 1963 for which copyright was not renewed (240,000+ and growing)
- U.K. books published 1874–1942 and Canadian & Australian books published 1894–1962 for which copyright was not renewed (160,000+ and growing)
Access the Digital Library
Click the login button on the HathiTrust homepage. Select MSU as a partner institution and then enter your MSU login credentials.
Founded in 2008, HathiTrust is a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving 17+ million digitized items. HathiTrust offers reading access to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law, computational access to the entire corpus for scholarly research, and other emerging services based on the combined collection. HathiTrust members steward the collection — the largest set of digitized books managed by academic and research libraries — under the aims of scholarly, not corporate, interests.