Why wait for a dusty book? Get it online in full-text now!

Why wait for a book when finding the full-text online is faster than climbing the stairs to find it on the shelf?

Search for free online library books using Google Books – over 2 million books scanned from some of the finest Libraries of the world. Most books are published pre-1923 because of copyright (great for classics), but Google Books has thousands of new books too.

Basic Search (includes a mix of non-full-text and full-text books)



Advanced Search (Limit to full view only) to get that book now!
A few cool features include:

  • Reviews
  • Download as PDF
  • Search words and phrases in books



Other search options of interest for finding full-text books online:

Open Content Alliance
Bartleby
GLOCAT Advanced Search: limit search Document Type to “Electronic Book”

Post written by Cyril Oberlander

About Bonnie J. M. Swoger
Science Librarian at SUNY Geneseo, a small, public liberal arts college. I am interested in scientific communication in general and how we teach students about how scientists share information.

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