Google Books is a search engine with (references to) millions of books. Use Google Books to broadly search books for any subjects you are interested in.

Use Google Books for:

  • Finding books about subjects, because Google Books lets you search the full text of the books.
  • Reading entire books. If they are free of copyright.
  • Reading parts of newer books. Books with copyright will often be partially available. Sometimes you might find the chapter you need.

Search Google Books

Searching Google Books works just like regular Google does. Detailed information about searching and tools to use can be found in the help section. You will also find the advanced search option here.

Please note that most books will not be fully avaiable or that they might not have the part you are looking for.

How to borrow to a book via Google Books

Find 'Get this book in print' on the homepage and if available click the link 'Find in a library'. You will be directed to WorldCat. From there you can see if the book is available at the Utrecht University Library or any other library world wide. For more options to borrow printed books read the Searching for books LibGuide. 

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