Use Google Books to Find and Download Full-Text


You can use Google Books to find full-text titles in the public domain, i.e. older titles whose copyright has expired.

  • go to Google Books; click Advanced Search
  • Next to Search click Public Domain only
  • Enter search term, i.e. willa cather; click Google Search button
  • Click title to see full text
  • Full text can be downloaded in pdf or epub format; use download button at top of page
  • Some of these Google book titles will appear in CLIO but not all

  • Remember that CLIO Beta now links to Google Books