The boxes below provide information about searching HathiTrust and creating alerts for particular searches for books added to the WU collection.
Note: Creating search alerts from Primo is a much more simple process than creating them in the Classic Catalog. However...Primo's alert function is not working properly. I'll let you know if/when the vendor fixes this function.
The HathiTrust is a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating to preserve and provide access to published texts and catalog records in digital form. Content includes materials from the Google Book Project, InternetArchive, and digital collections from partner libraries. New content is added daily. It’s non-commercial, designed for scholarly use, and has library-quality metadata in the catalog records. As of now (October 2016) 14,724,583 total volumes are included in HathiTrust.
As a member institution, WU students, faculty, and staff can now download public domain materials in addition to conducting full-text searches of all materials in their catalog. (Login with your WUSTL Key when searching.)
More HathiTrust info and help:
Here's how to save searches in the Classic Catalog and have them delivered to your Inbox:
SEARCH ALERTS ARE NOT CURRENTLY WORKING IN PRIMO. OUR VENDOR FOR PRIMO IS WORKING ON FIXING THIS. IN THE MEANTIME, WE SUGGEST YOU CREATE ALERTS IN THE CLASSIC CATALOG AND/OR IN DATABASES.
Your eShelf is a place for you to save your work by saving searches and adding items to folders. NOTE: You must log in to your account to use and manage your eShelf.
You can add items to your eShelf by clicking on the star to the left of the title. From within eShelf, you can create folders to organize your items. Click on a folder to open it and view the contents.
A query is a word or phrase you use in your search. To save a query, click Save Query in the upper left corner of the page, name your query, and select a Save option. You can view your saved queries by clicking eShelf in the upper right corner of the page, signing in, and clicking on the Queries tab.