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.Technorati Tags: Google, Print, Books, Library, Online