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Is non-text searchable?

Graphs, charts, images etc.are not currently searchable although HathiTrust full-text search does search the words in the image captions.


It is not necessary to include diacritical marks in your search.  The search result will be the same with or without the diacritics.

Highlighting search term within a page

As the page images do not highlight the term searched;  to identify where terms are in your text:

1. conduct a "search in this text"  

2. Click on the  the page link  in the search results page

3. When viewing the pdf of your page, select the "plain text" option from the icons on the right side of the screen.  

4. Your search term will be highlighted in the text


Tips from Hathitrust

See  HathiTrust help pages for more information


Phrase searching: Use quotes for an exact phrase  -  "energy conservation"

Truncation:  Use * to search for alternate forms of a name - Calgar* will find Calgary and Calgarian

Boolean:   Use AND and OR (in caps) between words  - Calgary AND population

⇒ Entering a * without any search terms will allow you to browse a complete list of results

⇒ Advanced Full-text Search will allow you to use drop down options of "all of these words" or "any of these words" or "this exact phrase" as well as to limit to full view, publication year, language and format





Limited Search

Even if the fulltext is not available, limited search can be invaluable in determining whether the work is worth pursuing.  Remember to use "Find in a library" to identify if the University of Calgary or other libraries holds a print copy.