Google Books has turned 15 years old this week, and the firm has taken the opportunity to redesign the ageing service. It’s been given a touch up of Material theme and now more easily surfaces up contextualy information like a book’s description, it’s author history and related works.
“We’ve redesigned Google Books so people can now quickly access details like the book’s description, author’s history and other works, reader reviews and options for where you can purchase or borrow the book,” said Google’s Haimin Lee. “And for those using Google Books for research, each book’s bibliographies are located prominently on the page and the citation tool allows you to cite the source in your preferred format, all in one spot.”
Personally, I’ve used the Google Books service for research in both my undergrad and Masters and find myself wishing this update came a month ago. The firm is rolling this out on the web from today onwards.