Google Books redesign makes it easier to find background info

It's the service's 15th birthday.

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Mariella Moon
October 18th, 2019
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It's Google Books' 15th birthday, and the tech giant is celebrating it by giving the service a makeover. The redesigned version makes each title's most pertinent information easier to access -- and it puts details in neat little boxes that make them easier on the eyes. The classic interface already showed you a book's description, its author's history and their other works, but the redesigned version will also include options for where you can borrow or purchase the title. There's also a new section that lists similar titles, as well as one that clearly shows the book's bibliography where you'll be able to create citations in APA, MLA, Chicago and other formats.

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It's now also much easier to find terms and phrases from within the service. Say, you're vaguely remembering a dialogue or a word used in a book and want to look it up -- just tap "Search Inside" on the title's profile and type whatever it is you want to find. It will only search a preview version of the book with limited pages, but that could be enough to help you remember whatever it is on the tip of your tongue.

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