Thanks, Mike. That's really good to know Cindy Wish List (i.e., books wanted added to the collection) and books-being-scanned list available at sites below Wish List: https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Bookshare+Wish+List Books Being Scanned List: https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Books+Being+Scanned+List --- On Tue, 10/27/09, Mike <mlsestak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > From: Mike <mlsestak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: some questions > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 10:56 PM > In google search put > > book: "book title" > > Note the colon : after book > > If google has scanned the book, the first link the search > returns should be to the text of the book. Most books > still in copyright only give you a partial preview of the > book, but almost all of them have the title page, table of > contents, and a few pages. Even if there is only a > partial preview, you can almost always search for text > within the book and it will return a snippet of a few > sentences around your search words. And those snippets are > now text, not a page image, so they are accessible. > For example, there have been cases where a couple words in a > book are garbled and I can't think of what they are supposed > to be. But, in the sentence before the garble there is > an unusual word. So, I find the book in google, search > in the book for the unusual word and bingo, there is the > snippet with what the garbled text should be. > > Of course, google has not scanned all books and some books, > especially very recently released ones may not provide links > to anything except where to buy them. But, overall, it > has been very helpful to me. > > Misha > > gwen tweedy wrote: > > Like what pages chapters begin things like that. > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > > *From:* Jamie Yates, CPhT > <mailto:mirxtech@xxxxxxxxx> > > *To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > <mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > > *Sent:* Tuesday, October 27, > 2009 7:31 PM > > *Subject:* [bksvol-discuss] > Re: some questions > > > > Amazon lets you look inside > books, some books, but not all. > > What kind of info > are you looking for? > > > > -- > Jamie in Michigan > > Currently Reading: Prayers for > the Dead - Faye Kellerman > > See everything I've read this > year at: > > www.michrxtech.com/books.html > <http://www.michrxtech.com/books.html> > > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject > line. To get a list of available commands, put the > word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.