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Google vs Library: Books & eBooks

Make Your Searches Effecive and Efficient Using the Right Tool

Google vs Library Quick Poll

What is your preferred search for books for an HCC class?

Google vs Library Quick Poll
Google Books: 0 votes (0%)
EBSCO eBook Collections: 1 votes (33.33%)
Directory of Open Access Books: 0 votes (0%)
Google Scholar: 1 votes (33.33%)
Encore: 1 votes (33.33%)
Total Votes: 3

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Google Books Search

Google Book Search

Books and E-Books: Google vs Library

Google Books The Library
  • eBooks and books to purchase.
  • Every book fully searchable.
  • Some books full-text (mostly older ones).
  • Some books with partial Previews, according to permissions.
  • Many recent books without Preview or text.
  • Books and eBooks, all fully catalogued.
  • eBooks fully searchable.
  • All books, including current ones, full-text.
  • Books are not immediately at every location, but can be delivered to any HCC Library.

Google Books

Google Books

The Library Catalog Has More Books about Google than Google Has about the Catalog

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