|Guidelines to download available public domain texts from Google Books.|
Google Books is a web service which provides access to text of books and magazines that Google has scanned, converted to text using optical character recognition. Either "full view" or "snippet view" is available, with some public domain texts free for download.
- Go to Google Books
- Search for the book you want. You can also try by the author name.
- Click on the title. If the text is not available for download; click on "More editions" to locate the copy with download option available.
- If there are multiple editions with download option, any one of the scans will do.
Deletion of the first pageEdit
- You have to delete the first page from the downloaded file (one with Google logo) since that page is created by Google and does not contain explicit status of its copyright. There were cases when such files are deleted by Wikicommons administrators (e.g. 1).
Conversion to DjVuEdit
- After locating the file, consider removing the Google page advertisements and watermarks and then upload the file to Internet Archive for DjVu conversion and adding text layer for ease of proofreading. You can ask for help at Help:Internet Archive/Requested uploads.