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Special Access Instructions for eBooks & Online Newspapers: HathiTrust

A guide providing special instructions for accessing ebooks and specific journals.


You must log in to HathiTrust in order to access full text content that is available to Dickinson users. Depending on how you arrive at the HathiTrust site, you could be logged in automatically, or prompted for your Dickinson username and password. This is likely to happen if you have already logged in to the Dickinson Gateway, or the library catalog/JumpStart.

Log In to Access Full Text Publications in HathiTrust

Begin by clicking on the HathiTrust link, or visit

If you are not automatically logged in*, click on the Log In button in the top right corner of the HathiTrust screen.

HathiTrust login page


Select Dickinson College from the drop-down. Click "Continue":

Select Dickinson College


Enter your Dickinson username and password when prompted, if you are not already logged in.

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What Content Can We Download?

Dickinson's HathiTrust membership allows Dickinson faculty, staff, and students to download the full text of more than 7 million public domain volumes (out of approximately 17 million volumes archived in HathiTrust). To search only the items where full text is available for download, select the "Full view only" check box, as shown below.

Select Full View



Alternatively, after conducting a search you can use the item viewability search filters on the left side of the screen to toggle between the complete listing (all items) or the downloadable full text items (full view).

Hathi Trust filters include Item Viewability, Subjects, Authors and more.

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