Searching for a Good Book

Google and Amazon both offer “search inside the book” features that allow you to explore the contents of printed books. Unfortunately, they both have limitations that prevent you from annotating, copying or printing content. And there’s no explicit way to limit your searches just to printed book content with either service.

That didn’t stop our intrepid news search editor from finding ways around these limitations. In today’s SearchDay article, Going Under Cover with Book Search Tools, Gary shows you how to get the most out of Google Print and Amazon’s Search Inside the Book programs, and provides a tour of a number of other full-text book services that don’t have the limits of the biggies.

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