I wonder if Google can be used to access this full text search. Roger Loran Bailey"Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, & the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people."
Karl Marx The Militant: http://www.themilitant.com Pathfinder Press: http://www.pathfinderpress.com Granma International: http://www.granma.cu/ingles/index.html----- Original Message ----- From: "Lynn Zelvin" <lynn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, January 15, 2010 12:10 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] OT: Re: Re: My observations on new search
That's too bad. Clearly they need to fix this. It was always possible to do a keyword search on bookshare using google. Like, if you want to search any site for something, in the search field in google you just write site: followed by the full web address, and than any keyword or other string you enter will be only on that site. So to search bookshare for keywords, I entered site:http://www.bookshare.org and following that with a space and the word macrame, I'd get a list of results of any page on the bookshare site with the word macrame in it. The bookshare search engine was better for just what it did - only searching titles and authors. Temporarily, you could probably get better title search results using google, since you could search for only pages that contain both a specific title and author, a full author name, or other combinations of words and exact strings. This is made easier somewhat using the advanced search page but if anyone wants a better idea of how to use google for this purpose, I may have ideas for you. If it's OK to ask user questions here, the big thing I can no longer do since the new site went up is to find books in a category starting with the most recent. So, I used to go to the mystery and thriller category and since the most recent books would be listed first, I could easily see what new in that category had been added. It seems like one can't do that now since the new search field doesn't allow one to leave the title and author fields blank and just sort by category and date. But maybe there is something I'm missing? Anyone know? Lynn
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