Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Google Book search

You're probably used to searching for books, music or movies on Amazon or something like it. When you find what you're looking for on sites like those, you can usually see the covers, hear bits of the songs, look at pages of the books. Now you can do that on our library catalog too, because we have added Google Book.

If you search for a book that is relatively new, and click on it's title to see the Detail Record, you'll see a bunch of information about the book- title, author, subjects, notes. Halfway down the page you will see something that says:

Google Books: A portion of this book is viewable.
"About This Book" information is available.

Go ahead- click the links! They should work. When you get to Google Books, you can see part of the book, so you can get a sense of it, and read the table of contents to see if it is what you're looking for.

This is especially great if you are visiting the library catalog from home and don't know if you want to come in to get the book or not, although I have to tell you that you're missing out if you don't come in. Did I mention we have movies?

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