Thursday, May 12, 2005

More on Google Print

I blogged the other day again on Google Print and that post generated a lot of comment. It seems that, unfortunately, Google Print went down for a while yesterday and so the links in that post were not working. I'll gather some more of the many, many books available for a bit of fun. I should clarify that when I said "I've looked around to see if there's a plugin yet for Firefox for Google Print but no one seems to have written one yet", I meant a search plugin, the kind you stick at the top right of the browser (e.g. I have Google Scholar included up there). Holger Szesnat has sent me over one he has written and it's working really well for me, so thanks, Holger.

Update: Tim Bulkeley asks for the link to the Google Scholar Search Plugin. Go to the Search Plugins Page and enter "Google Scholar" into the search box. Or just scroll down and click on "Academic" and there are many other useful search plugins there. On Google Print, Holger is hoping to make his code available soon.

3 comments:

henry said...

Mark, could you or Holger make that plug-in available for us?

Tim said...

Mark, could you provide links to both plugins? That would help the technically challenged - like me! Thanks...

David Scott Lewis said...

Google Print offers the full-text and entire contents of books which are no longer under copyright protection. Offerings from other books are determined by each publisher. This is why you can retrieve the entire contents for many older books, but only a few to several pages for newer books.

For newer books, an alternative is Amazon's "Search Inside" feature at Amazon, but the same limitations may apply as with Google Print. In comparing the two, I personally prefer Google Print; better overall search features. However, I use both, especially since I'm in China and don't have access to many printed English language sources.