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Search Engines for Academic Use: Other Google Services

Get the best out of Google Scholar and its range of features.

Google Books

Google Books is a large, and for the most part, a full-text searchable database with millions of scanned books from libraries or directly from publishers.


  • A key strength is in its ability to search each page of every book (in the majority of cases)
  • Read / download the full text of copyright free (older) books
  • Read parts / previews of newer copyrighted books
  • Check the library catalogue for the full item, or link to Worldcat's Find a Library Near You, in Google Books

Google Arts and Culture

Discover artworks, collections and stories from all around the world in a new way.

Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail and easily share with your friends.