Think you know Search?
There are really two aspects to Google Books; online book browsing and search, and selling books via the Play Store
About Google Books - http://books.google.com.au/intl/en/googlebooks/about/index.html
- Search books by title, author or ISBN number Read the eBook version (if available)
- See reviews, rating, related books
- Buy the book via Google Play
- Use the "Get the book in print" link to find a reseller OR find it in the nearest library for loan
- Find in Library uses the WorldCat service (You'll need to have a free WorldCat account to use this)
- Use the "Add to my Library" button to add it to your online collection
- Create as many Shelves in your online library as you like.
- Organise your books anyway you like.
- Add all the books you read, or would like to read, and you have a searchable database of your book collection
- Get your students to create a Google Books account and add copies of their texts and novels.
- For many of the older books you will be able to find full text versions. eg Pride and Prejudice, Tess of the D'Urbervilles
- This eText can serve as an addition to the paperback version they may have
- The eText version is fully searchable on any keyword
- Search snippets will take you directly to the part of the book containing that reference
- Many fulltext versions can be read entirely online, and many have a free ePub or PDF version for download
- Students can submit a book review to the site (unfortunately each review lacks a permalink!)
Think of it like a constantly updated global newspaper, edited by algorithms instead of human editors
About Google News - http://news.google.com/intl/en_au/about_google_news.html
Personalise your News Search
- Click the gearwheel to access the News Search preferences
- Use the sliders to assign the amount of news from each category you wish to see
- Add or remove news sources you prefer to see in your news stream
- Click "Settings" to manage the amount of blogs and press releases you want to see
- Choose from Modern, Headline, Compact or Classic views of the news page
See the most recent news
- Click the blue "See Realtime Coverage" button to see the latest news on a story as it happens.
- Use the Advanced Search to be more specific about search terms and date ranges, etc
- When searching on a specific term, use the Search Tools button to limit date ranges, etc
- "Date" means the date a story was added to Google News
- Google News Search is restricted to the last 30 days. Beyond that, use the News Archive Google News Archive
- Access the actual scans of newspapers (Primary material)
- Browse through time, great for comparison studies
- A great resource to learn about how language and culture changes over time
- Frequently asked questions about the Google News Archive
- Strangely, there is no obvious direct link to the News Archive from the main News Search page
- A standing query that emails you a notification when it’s matched
- Set up alerts on things you're interested in or want to research
- Alerts on your school? your name? your children? your hobbies?
- Good for getting the latest news and information delivered to you as it happens