Thursday, May 12, 2011

A New Source for Legal Research - HathiTrust

HathiTrust is a collaborative repository of digital content from large research institutions, and includes the Google book digitized material.  The access and use policies are found here:

The University of Chicago D’Angelo Library Blog posted information that will be of interest to legal researchers:

"HathiTrust includes many primary legal materials and government documents, which are available as full-text PDFs since they are in the public domain. Among the materials available via HathiTrust are court opinions, legislative journals (floor debates), administrative decisions from various government agencies, and other government publications such as the Uniform Crime Reports. Using HathiTrust, I have located several obscure government publications that are held by five or fewer libraries. Even a year ago, the only way to get access to these titles would be through interlibrary loan. “


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