Monday, December 11, 2006
Google and Microsoft "Book Search"
Add Microsoft to the list of those providing access to scanned books. As with the earlier release of "Google Book Search", the "Microsoft Live Book Search" allows complete viewing only for out-of-copyright titles. This beta release claims to contain "tens of thousands" of books. Links to both services, as well as many other online book collections, such as the venerable Project Gutenburg, and the fine directory of online book collections - the Online Books Page at the Univ. of Pennsylvania - are on the library's E-Books page.