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Google Tips & Tricks: Google Books

Learn tips & tricks about Google, and become an expert searcher.

Try Google Books

Google Book Search

When To Use Google Books

When to Use Google Books

  • To search the full text within books
     
  • To review the table of contents of some books
     
  • For historical information or primary sources
     
  • Download a public domain version of some books
     
  • Review images within popular magazines through the years for popular culture research or to find advertisements

About Google Books

From a search perspective, Google Books works like regular Google -- simply enter your terms and scan the results.  One nice feature of Google Books is the reference page on books.  You'll see a summary, reviews, related books, information about the author, and more.