Though Google Book Search has the largest collection of digitally scanned books of its kind, and the initiative has captured a great deal of attention, researchers should keep in mind there are other book-search sites that can help them find rare works as well, a university librarian says.

And while the scanning of traditional paper books to digital format is making it easier for researchers to locate hard-to-find information, there are some problems with available services, including copyright issues and problems with optical character recognition (OCR) technology.

Books are available digitally in multiple locations and formats, but with limited overlap, said Greg...

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