What is Google Books?
Google Books is a service from Google that searches the full text of books and magazines that Google has scanned, converted to text, and stored online. Books are provided by publishers and authors, or through various partnerthips and programs.
Some benefits to using Google Books:
- Allows for the preview of some books.
- Provides access to public domain books.
- A good supplement to interlibrary loan.
Google Books, uses Boolean Operators, + for AND, | for OR, and - for Not.
From the results list, look for a promising entry, and see if there is a Preview link as seen below.
When you click on the link, you'll see a digital, searchable version of the text. Here on the left side of the screen is an in-book search box. Look for your key terms if you'd like by entering them in the search box and clicking "Go". All mentions of your keywords within the text will then be highlighted in yellow.
If you find an item useful, request it through Interlibrary Loan!