How can I use the “in-copyright” materials in HathiTrust?

The full HathiTrust corpus, including in-copyright or rights-restricted materials, are available for “non-consumptive” uses.

“Non-consumptive” research means research that allows for computational analysis of one or more volumes of work (textual or image objects) through the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC); this type of work might include text and data mining or more advanced data analysis needs. Learn more about tools offered through the HTRC. However this does not include research that requires the researcher to read or display substantial portions of in-copyright or rights-restricted works.

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