May 17, 2022

New Advanced Options Added to HathiTrust’s Full Text Search

Some Advanced Search options were added to HathiTrust Full Text Search in February.

From the the MLibrary (University of Michigan) Blog for Library Technology.

Advanced search allows users to combine a full-text search with searches within specific metadata fields such as Title, Author, or Subject.

Example searches can be seen in the blog post.

Today, we’ve learned that new functionality has been added to HT Advanced Search.

You can now combine up to four different fields connected by the “AND” or “OR” operators, and any limits set are retained if you click on the “Revise this advanced search” on the search results page.

Direct to HathiTrust Search Interface

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.