Collections are a useful way of pulling together material. Anyone can search collections users have created and made public. With our institutional membership, Pitt users can also create their own collections and choose to keep them private or publish them for public use.
Collections can serve a variety of uses. For instance, you can gather together all the works of your chosen author for easy access as you do your research or analyze word usage within a body of literature by searching just the works in a collection.
To get started with collections, first make sure you are logged into the HathiTrust website then click on the Collections tab at the top of the homepage.
Clicking on the Collections tab at the top of the homepage brings up a list of all the collections created and made public by HathiTrust users. There are a variety of ways to sort these public collections, including by number of items, title, and owner. You may also search public collections by keyword. There is no advanced search option for collections.
Creating a new collection is simple:
Note: a private collection can be made public at a later date.
Once you've created a collection, 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: