Dare I say it? NEW FREE Print Google

RideFree

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Nothing earthshaking as yet...but soon will be (Anybody remember 2084?)

OnLine Books at Google

Help at Print.Google.com.

Finding books with Google Print is easy: just enter the keyword or phrase you're looking for into the Google Print search box. For example, when you search for "rock climbing" or for a phrase like "one small step Armstrong," we'll find all the books that match your search terms. Click on a book title and you'll see a relevant page from the book as well as information about the publisher. You can then search for other topics within the book using the "Search within this book" feature and click on the links under "Buy this Book" to go straight to an online bookstore where you can purchase it. If the book was scanned from a library, you can also click on the library link to find a local library that has the book.

(Why didn't they have a research tool like this when I was in college?
Answer: In those days the books were all on papyrus and a lot harder to scan.)
 

monkeyboy311

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The books only show SOME pages, not the entire book... It more like what Amazon does to sample a book before you buy it.
 

RideFree

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Yes, I use project Gutenberg but will also use any tool available at times.
What is disturbing to me is that in this capitalistic society, it seems necessary to re-invent the wheel time after time.
Amazon, Google, Gutenberg, Microsoft & Yahoo all seem determined to do so. (Note the alphabetized list. :D:D:D)

Why can't we just do it once and then let the improvements flow out of that? Call me simplistic.
 

Drekce

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Originally posted by: monkeyboy311
The books only show SOME pages, not the entire book... It more like what Amazon does to sample a book before you buy it.

Wrong. The entire book is there. They simply limit the number f pages that you can see from a single search. There are creative ways to read an entire book. For example, try and search within a book for page numbers, or the author's name (which usually appears on the top of every other page) and you will easily be able to read the entire thing.