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Friday, April 29, 2011

HathiTrust Digital Library

If you are looking for government information or other materials in the public domain, then you should give the HathiTrust Digital Library a try. The HathiTrust is an online repository of content digitized by the Google Books Project, the Internet Archive, and over 50 partner research libraries. Currently it contains over 8 million digitized volumes, over 2 million of which are in the public domain. These public domain works can be viewed by the public; however, the copyrighted materials are restricted to use by the partner institutions.

The repository includes books, journals, and documents on a wide range of subject areas including law, history, religion, and medicine. It provides an advanced search feature that allows you to search by title, author, or subject as well as a full-text search feature that will allow you to search for specific words and phrases within items. You can also browse the public collections for relevant materials. To learn more about the HathiTrust Digital Library, visit the repository’s information page.

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