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Book Search Tips: A Guide to Hunting Books on the Net

There are quite a few places on the web where you can track down out-of-print titles. Here are some places to search, with some tips about where to look for what.

Meta Search Tools

These sites are simply tools for searching more than one web site (see next section) at a time. They are great time savers, and I recommend them highly as a starting point for your search.

Databases

These websites are all searchable. That means that you can input an author and/or a title, and you'll receive a list of available items.

Auctions Some of the likelier auction sites.

Usenet Newsgroups

Newsgroups have been around much longer than the web. They are free and unmoderated - the net at its best and worst.

Email Lists (Listservs)

E-mail lists are rather like an email version of a newsgroup or bulletin board, and the same rules apply for the most part.

Want Lists

A few places where you can post want lists more or less permanently.


 

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Search Tips

Meta Search Tools

Databases

Auctions

Mailing Lists

Newsgroups


Web Links

Bookfinder

Books & Book Collectors

AddALL

Advanced Book Exchange

Antiqbook

Bibliofind

Book Avenue

Book Express

Zentrales Verzeichnis Antiquarischer B�cher

Galaxidion

Popula

You can search directly from the following search forms. Just enter either author or title in the form and click on the search button.



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