Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Google Books

Google Books has just started offering downloads of their public domain books as PDF files. And of course, you can search trough books.

No preview available
Like a card catalog, you're able to see basic information about the book. However, you'll also be able to know if your search term appears anywhere in the book's text, even if it's not in the title or index.

Snippet View
The Snippet View, like a card catalog, shows information about the book plus a few snippets – a few sentences of your search term in context.

Limited Preview
If the publisher or author has given us permission, users can see a limited number of pages from the book.

Full View
You can see books in the Full View if the book is out of copyright, or if the publisher or author has asked to make the book fully viewable. The Full View allows you to view any page from the book.

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