Google Magazine Search

Some big news. Magazines are now included in Google Book Search:

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/search-and-find-magazines-on-google.html

Today, we’re announcing an initiative to help bring more magazine archives and current magazines online, partnering with publishers to begin digitizing millions of articles from titles as diverse as New York MagazinePopular Mechanics, and Ebony. Are you a baseball history fanatic? Try a search for [hank aaron pursuing babe ruth’s record] on Google Book Search. You’ll find a link to a 1973 Ebony article about Hank Aaron, written as he closed in on Babe Ruth’s original record for career home runs. You can read the article in full color and in its original context, just as you would in the printed magazine. Scroll back a few pages, for example, and you’ll find a two-page spread on 1973’s fall fashions. If you’d like to read further, you can click on “Browse all issues” to view issues from across the decades.

Some folks have noted the full list of magazines available isn’t easily located – or even available. The folks at this Facebook group are rallying to correct that:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=52250405030

Yet another very interesting and potentially library world-changing offering from the Google people.

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5 thoughts on “Google Magazine Search”

  1. I started a Google magazine list using Google Docs and there’s a form on my wiki page about Google Magazines for folks to use to submit titles they discover. Feel free to participate!

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