Collections in the HathiTrust Digital Library are a way to group items for public or private use. The full-text of items within a collection can be searched independently of the full library. However, you must be logged in to create new collections.
Anyone can search public collections that other users have created and made public by clicking on the "Collections"' tab at the top or the "Browse Collections" link under the search box. You can sort these public collections by number of items, title, and owner. You may also search public collections by keyword. There is no advanced search option for collections.
Examples of some of the full-text collections already in the the digital library include Ancestry and Genealogy, English Short Title Catalog, Records of the American Colonies, Islamic Manuscripts, Patent Indexes, 18th C Cookbooks, Slave Narratives and Histories, American Periodicals Collection, and Shakespeare: Works of the Bard.
After logging in, WSU faculty, staff, and students can create their own collections and choose to keep them private or publish them for public use.
To create a new collection:
Once the collection is created, you can add items from the HathiTrust Digital Library.
To add items to a collection when using the Full Text Search option:
To add items to a collection when using the Catalog Search option: