Google Books works just like a search on Google.com except it searches an online book collection instead of websites. The books come from their Library Project and Partner Program. The Library project search can result in four possible views:
I'm primarily interested in the "Full View" where I can see the entire book so I go to Google Books and do an initial search:
This is what the search results look like:
If your first interest is in seeing books that offer a "Full View",
go to "Search Tools" in the center, top menu that appears after your initial search, and select "Free Google eBooks". This focused search will return only full-text books that are downloadable.
Now you'll select a book from these enhanced results.
After you've selected a book from the enhanced search results of only "Full View" books, you'll have the option to search within this book. This i…
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