Electronic Resource & Database Access

There will be no off-campus access to Library electronic resources and databases this Friday, November 28 from 6-10pm. Library buildings are also closed for the Thanksgiving holiday during that time.

HathiTrust Digital Library

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varies
Description:

HathiTrust is a digital repository of scanned books, journals, and other library materials.  All users may access the bibiliographic information for materials in the database.  In addition, full text is viewable for "Full View" (public domain and open access) materials.  Those with a UCSBnet ID and password can download the full text of the Full View materials.  HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries (including the UCSB Library) working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future.

Limited (search only) Materials

Full text is not available for materials which are under copyright protection or do not have the necessary permissions for open access.  You can use the database to search for relevent materials and then use the Melvyl catalog to locate those items in the UCSB Library or another library.  All users can access bibliographic information about materials included in the repository without logging in.

Full View (public domain and open access) Materials

Materials that are no longer protected by copyright or have the necessary permissions for open access are viewable to all users.  Users with a UCSBnet ID and password may download the full text of Full View materials. There are two ways to log in to the repository:

  • Browsing Collections:  Click on the "View Public Collections."  Then, click on the "Login" link in the upper right-hand menu of the screen.  Select "University of California, Santa Barbara" from the list of partners and click on the "Login" button.  Enter your UCSBnet ID and password. 
  • Searching:  Perform a search and then browse through the results.  When you click on a link for "Full View" you will be able to view the full text.  To download the entire book, click on "Download PDF – whole book" and you will see the "Login" link in the pop-up box that comes up.  Log in as described above.

Creating Collections

Logged-in users can also create personal "collections" for private or public use by selecting records from search results and then grouping them into a collection.  These collections can be saved for subsequent use and may be shared with and accessed by others.

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Interface Language: 
English
Materials Language: 
Multiple languages