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Google Books - Accessing Full-Text

If the book is out of copyright, or the publisher has given Google Books permission, you'll be able to see a preview of the book, and in some cases the entire text. If it's in the public domain, you're free to download a PDF copy.

Source: About Google Books

When you find a book that's still under copyright, you'll see only a small portion of the book at a time–either the Snippet View or the Sample Pages View–plus links to places where you can buy or borrow it.

Source: Google Books - Perspectives - Fact & Fiction

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