The Literacy Project

Tip: Those interested in reading and education should check The Literacy Project, created in collaboration with LitCam, Google, and UNESCO’s Institute for Lifelong Learning. Use the Google search engine to find books, scholarly abstracts, videos, literacy organizations around the world, blogs on literacy,
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Those interested in reading and education should check The Literacy Project, created in collaboration with LitCam, Google, and UNESCO’s Institute for Lifelong Learning. Use the Google search engine to find books, scholarly abstracts, videos, literacy organizations around the world, blogs on literacy, and literacy mailing list groups on.

What a great way to use this powerful search engine!

The Book Search uses the Google search to find a book with content that contains a match for your search terms. Then click a book title and, just like a card catalog entry, you will see basic information about the book. Google partners with book publishers and is planning to catalog the world’s books. They show snippets of books that still are copyrighted and show the full book if it is out of copyright.

When you find a book, you can:

  • browse the available pages to see if it suits your needs
  • use an additional search for other pages in the book
  • find and read reviews on the Web about that book
  • find the book in a local library
  • buy the book from one of the online booksellers,
  • learn more about the publishers.

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