How librarians can use Google Book Search

Mar 31, 2009 by

Steve Ostrem at Library Journal wrote a nice article on how librarians can use Google Book Search for reference, research and collection development.

Particularly interesting, and new, is the “popular passages” search, the subject headings, the ability to clip and paste from public-domain works and the personalization options now offered via “My Library” with a Google account. There’s also the links to Worldcat (which I find myself using more than my own library catalog now.) All in all, without mentioning the copyright issues, Google Book Search does get better and better.

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