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A service by Google to search the full text of books scanned by Google.

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Can't show full page in Google Books search

Sometimes, Google Books search, shows only part of the page and not the full page. Are there any ways to show the full page?
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What are the optons for the percentage of a book that are not viewable by any means or in a session?

Does Google Books have policies on the options of the percentage of a book that can be viewable totally over all the readers across the world and over all the time? In other words, the percentage of ...
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How to open an element, such as a picture, in an iframe on a Google Books webpage (or the iframe itself), in a new tab?

Google Books pages seem to have a resistance against opening the content of their iframe in a new window or tab. Right-clicking in the iframe, or particularly on a picture in the iframe, does not work....
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How do I get all the plain text from a Google Books full-view book?

Google Books has a lot of old books that are available for "Full View". And there is an option to see a certain amount of plain text: when you're viewing the page images of an old book, if you click ...
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Finding search query of Google Books results

Googling myself I found a match for a surprising book, the Danish 'Konkurrencestaten', but no quotation is given for the search string. I find it only with Danish as the language setting. With English ...
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Search in the books of one's own library

In Google Books, we can search for some keywords among the books. In Google Books and Google Play, we can add books into our libraries. Can we search within the books in our libraries?
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Ngram lines meaning

I have question about Google Ngram. Question: I was searching for word "chummy" in google and went to Ngram. It showed me usage of it from past till 2008 ,but there were two lines one red and one ...
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Fix Google showing different language because of hyperlink options

If I click on a link like https://books.google.it/books?id=_b8NAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA317&dq=%22dutch%20defence%22&hl=it&sa=X&ved=0CFMQ6AEwB2oVChMIlvGX3cb1xgIVAlkUCh0C-ApT#v=onepage&q=%...
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How to download a public domain Google Books ebook?

Recently, some scans by Google Books, while being in the public domain, are labeled as "Google eBook", for instance all the "digital objects" of a certain BNN series. These books seem very hard to ...
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How to check if a Google Books item is in the public domain without API?

I know the Google Books API, but if for whatever reason I can't access it, how do I check whether a book is in the public domain? For whatever reason, Google doesn't think this is an information ...
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Google Drive track furthest read page in a PDF, or have selectable text in uploaded Google Books?

Is there a way to automatically track the furtherest read page of a PDF in in Google Docs? I have some large text books and other technical reading I'm working through slowly. I've uploaded them to ...
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How does Google Books detect unusual traffic from a computer?

From https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/86640 You may see "Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network" if Google detects that a computer or phone on your ...
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How long does Google Books keep the limit on the pages viewed?

When reading a book on Google Books I reached the limit for number of previewable pages viewed. How long should I wait before the restriction is lifted so that I can view other previewable pages that ...
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Why does Google Books occasionaly change some books, which had previews, to no preview? [closed]

I have several times encountered a situation that some particular book had preview in Google Books, but later the same book (on the same link) was without preview. On several occasions I have, for ...
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How can I copy-paste segments from Google Books?

For instance, this google search returns a couple of sentences from the book I am interested in. I can then go and copy-paste those sentences into another document. However, I would like to copy-paste ...
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Search with Wildcards and Quotations

I'm trying to find sentences of the following syntax (in French): "Paris, une ville ancienne, est la". Thus I typed the following into Google and Google Books: *, une * *, est la. Yet my search ...
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Google books preview not available

Edit: problem solved by @Sathya in comments. It suffices to replace all instances of 358 by 97 in the wrong link that was given to me. I am still curious why such a link makes the page available, ...
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Why Google Books show different pages from different locations?

I have been told that when opening Google Books from different locations (countries) and using different browsers, it displays different pages from the same book. Can anybody explain me why is this?
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How to publish your thesis on Google Books?

While searching for a certain thesis, I have often found that some of those thesis also show up on Google Books. Is there a provision where I could publish my thesis online on Google Books?
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Can I save some pages of a book in Google Books?

I hope to save a few pages of a book freely available at Google Books: Page 218-223 of Richard Hittleman's Yoga: 28 Day Exercise Plan. I am using Ubuntu and preferably Firefox. How would I do that?
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On Google Books, how do I get to the main page of a book without modifying the URL manually?

Say I search for a book on Google Books and then click through to it. If I copy that URL and send it to someone, they will be taken to the same page for the book, but the URL also contains a bunch of ...
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Print a Google Books preview direct to a printer and not to PDF or as a file

How do I print a preview in Google Books straight to the printer and not to file or saved as a PDF? My younger brother is researching English literature and asked me how to print a book preview from ...
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Is it possible to have a true full-screen mode for Google Books?

When I press the "full-screen" button in Google Books, about a third of my vertical space is still taken up by various toolbars. This makes it extremely difficult to read efficiently. Is there any way ...
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Is it possible to browse by Google eBook topic?

I am trying to find some books to read in the "Computers & Internet" section of Google Books. The only option I am seeing is to search for books I think are available. Is it possible to browse by ...
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Since when can't I jump to pages in Google Books?

While browsing Google Books I noticed I can't access individual sites anymore, i.e. also no table of contents or anything. I mean I see the page number there, but I can't do anything about it! Is it ...
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To what extent does Google limit page views in Google Books?

I suspect it varies between publishers, but is it known to what extent Google limits page views in Google Books? Rough estimates are fine.
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Getting the link to a public bookshelf in Google Books

Google Books offers to option to export as XML which can then be saved on my desktop. Is there a public link to this xml file? I am using the XML continuously and rather have the most recent XML as ...
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Google Books Library and Prices

I am currently using Google Books quickly to create a list of books that I can sell. Is there a way to export this list to a next service (or a Google feature I am missing) so that I can attach ...
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Search within library?

Is there a way to search only books available in nearby libraries in Google Books?