Sunday, July 12, 2009

New features on Google Books

Google Books announced several new search features on Google Books.
1. Embeds and links - This new toolbar option allows you to embed a preview of a full view or partner book in any of your websites or blogs--all with a simple html snippet. It's a lot like the embed tag that makes it so easy to share YouTube videos.
2. Thumbnail view - Click on the thumbnail view button in the toolbar to see an overview of all the pages in a public domain book or in a magazine.
3. Contents drop-down menu - Above the book itself, you'll find a Contents drop-down that allows you to jump to chapters within the book--or articles within a magazine.
4. Plain Text Mode - If a book is available in full view, you can click the 'Plain text' button in the toolbar to see our HTML version of the text.
5. Page Turn Button and Animation - In addition to scrolling through the book, you can now also click the page turn button at the bottom of the screen, even if you haven't yet finished the page.
Read more from Google Books Blog

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