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Re: Google books
Just want to make sure folks know about Internet Archive
For example, a search for "paleontology":
And for "dinosaur":
Michael D. Barton
History Graduate Student
Montana State University-Bozeman
On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 3:17 PM, <Danvarner@aol.com> wrote:
> Mike Everhart has asked me to pass this message on to the DML. DV
> Many of you may know about this already, but I thought I would share
> something about Google Books that is new to me....
> Clicking on this URL will get you to the Google Books site....
> Lots of books... and a ton of LIFE magazines to browse through... (a fun
> way to waste some time).
> .... but did you know that you can also look at digitized copies of dozens
> of scientific journals? .... and go back to Volume 1 of the American
> Journal of Science, The American Naturalist, Science, Quarterly Journal of
> Geological Society of London, etc?..... That's way back.... to the early
> 1800s and beyond in some cases.... My oldest download to date is:
> Camper, P. 1786. Conjectures relative to the petrifications found in St.
> Peters Mountain near Maastricht. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal
> Society London. 76:443-456, pls. 15-16.
> If you are looking for an old article, just input the name of the
> journal.... after it pops up, usually at the top of the column, select "Full
> only" at the left side of the screen, then click on "More editions" under
> the journal title....
> You should be able to go back to the volume / year that you want using the
> Google "next" feature at the bottom of the page.
> Once you've found the volume, you can either go to index, or the page
> number of the article..... In many cases, in the index the article titles in
> blue are linked to the article
> Of course, you can read it online if you want, or download the whole
> volume as a pdf, but if you want to just save a copy of the paper, use the
> "Clip" function at the top right side of the screen...
> Highlight the page you want to copy, and a small box will be superimposed
> on the page.... If you copy the URL for the IMAGE, you should get something
> that looks like this:
> ... you can paste it into your browser, click on it, and then see a .png
> image file of the page that you can save.....
> The png files (some figures are .jpgs) can be pasted into a program like
> Adobe InDesign (or PageMaker) to create a pdf...... The pdfs are usually
> fairly small in size.
> .... Sounds a bit complicated at first, but the process is really easy
> once you get into it... I've created more than a hundred pdfs regarding the
> paleontology work done in Kansas and elsewhere during the 1800s....
> Note that tracking down some older articles can be something like solving
> a puzzle.... Papers are often cited by the date that they were presented
> orally, not by the date that the journal was actually published.
> Mike Everhart
> Adjunct Curator of Paleontology
> Sternberg Museum of Natural History
> Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS