Google Books & Reader
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21st Century Skill(s) the tool might address: Communication, ICT Literacy, Information Literacy, Media Literacy,


Google Books

  • Book Search works just like web search. Try a search on Google Book Search or on When we find a book with content that contains a match for your search terms, we'll link to it in your search results.
  • If the book is out of copyright, or the publisher has given us permission, you'll be able to see a preview of the book, and in some cases the entire text. If it's in the public domain, you're free to download a PDF copy. Learn more about the different views.
  • We've created reference pages for every book so you can quickly find all kinds of relevant information: book reviews, web references, maps and more.See an example.
  • If you find a book you like, click on the "Buy this book" and "Borrow this book" links to see where you can buy or borrow it.
  • Currently, we are connecting readers with books in two ways: the Partner Program and the Library Project.

My Library

You can now create personalized libraries on Google Book Search where you can label, review, rate, and of course, full-text search, a customized selection of books.

Create your library
1. Search Google Book Search for a keyword, title, or author.
2. Click the "Add to my library" link to start building your collection.
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3. Once you've created a library, you can annotate it and share it with friends. Learn more.

Book Search

Google Reader

  • Google Reader constantly checks your favorite news sites and blogs for new content.
  • Use Google Reader's built-in public page to easily share interesting items with your friends and family.
  • Google Reader is totally free and works in most modern browsers, without any software to install.
  • Take a tour of Google Reader