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Google Book Search Updated With Magazines


The folks at Google have added several magazines to their searchable book cache, complete with decades' worth of archives, the Google Blog says.

Having already scanned what seems like thousands of articles up to this point, Google's developers have included -- in the Book Search -- titles such as Ebony, Popular Mechanics and Men's Health. Our friends over at Download Squad are talking about problematic past attempts to archive magazines online. Of course, Google's operation -- unlike that of Mygazines Online -- is entirely above board, the company having negotiated with its featured titles' publishers.

Although the archive's current offerings look a little bit too much like a waiting room magazine rack for our tastes, Google does imply that, over time, more and more titles will become available. Regardless, though, reading a 1972 Jet cover story on Al Green is pretty dang cool in our books. [From: Google Blog]

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