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Theater Research

a guide for theater students and faculty

Google Books and Hathi Trust

Hathi Trust and Google Books are two large, ongoing digitization projects whose goals are to create easily accessible archives of books and other information sources from around the world. Although there is much duplication of content between these two archives, each does have items not in the other. The searching capabilities of Hathi Trust are significantly better than those of Google Books.

Full text will usually be available for items published before 1923 (cutoff date in US copyright law); full text may or not be available for more recent publications, depending on the wishes of the copyright holders.

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Open Access Books