Friday, May 27, 2005

Google Print is Online

Google has made available the new interface print.google.com that allows you to search for materials only in Google Print Database, and from my initial experience the existing database is very huge and contains lots of varied books from all categories, and it’s growing by the day.

But don’t get too excited just yet because you cannot read a whole book online, due to copyrights issue you can only browse a few pages from each book (5 pages) in addition to the table of contents, but that works well with Google’s policy as a search engine to help you find a book whose content contains a match for your search terms and if you like the contents of the book and the few available pages you can purchase it from online store.

Also there are a number of books that you can read all of its contents, but they are generally very old so they have no copyright restrictions and are considered public domain.

Nonetheless it’s a very useful service that for the first time brings the powerful online search capabilities to the Physical world of books and libraries.

Go play with it and see what you can come up with.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Majd said...

Good news as usual
I went to google .. but I couldn't find there new service .. did they advertise it .. or not yet !!

6:30 PM  
Blogger Baher said...

It's brand new service, not listed yet on Google's main site, but you can access it using print.google.com as i wrote in my post.

7:16 PM  
Blogger Sinan said...

wow I should try this one.. Thanks for the info man.

7:39 AM  
Blogger Baher said...

You're welcome.

9:26 AM  
Blogger Omar said...

Google in this case is not as innovative.. amazon had the exact same book perview for years now

3:50 AM  
Blogger Baher said...

It's not about the preview, it's all about the ability to search for any text inside the books.
You could enter the most complicated search term, and see which book has what you seek

9:07 AM  

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