January 28, 2022

HathiTrust Enhances Full Text Database Search Along With Collection Builder Tool

Four new features are now live for users when conducting research using HathiTrust full text search database and collection builder tool.

The Full-text Search index now includes bibliographic data, which is being used to:

  • Improve results ranking
  • Allow users to refine results using bibliographic facets

Remember, a large number of items (including domain titles) from the Google Books program are included in the HathiTrust database. This is a great way to full text search AND now be able to use the bibliographic data to simply click and refine the results.

In Collection Builder, the display of collections has been improved, and you can now:

  • Search collections by title and description
  • Filter collections by featured status, most recently updated, those created by the user, and number of items in the collection

Direct to HathiTrust

The new features were developed by the HathiTrust team at the University of Michigan.
About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.