HathiTrust is a growing, global partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. The mission of HathiTrust is to contribute to research, scholarship, and the common good by collaboratively collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge. There are more than 140 members in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide.
How to access the HathiTrust Collection.
Go to the HathiTrust Collection.
You will be prompted to login using your my.torontomu credentials. If you are already signed in, authentication will happen automatically.
You can then search the HathiTrust collection.
HathiTrust is not strictly a platform to provide access to public domain materials. It also serves an important role in archiving materials "in support of the record of human knowledge." Whereas TMU Library has a full membership to HathiTrust there are resources that are "Limited (search-only)" due to active copyright restrictions (as per U.S. copyright law). One restriction, for example, is the geographic location of the user. For additional information on HathiTrust's copyright and access, visit their Copyright information page.
If you are interested in viewing materials restricted to "search only," please submit a request using the TMU Library Interlibrary Loan service.
[all of these words] heart cardiac
is equivalent to a search for heart AND cardiac and will find works with both terms, while
[any of these words] heart cardiac
is equivalent to heart OR cardiac and will find works with either one or both words.
For more help using the HathiTrust Digital Library, check their Using the Digital Library page