Amazon.ca Launches "Search Inside" Amazon.ca today announced the launch of its Search Inside! feature which allows consumers to find and discover books by searching the full text inside them, not just matches to author or title keywords.
Wow, this has been available so long (since 2003) on the main Amazon.com site I guess I didn't even realize it was missing from Amazon.ca! Of course this is a really useful feature for distance students (and their librarians). Just last week I had a student in Pennsylvania request a book from us; unfortunately because of border delays we don't send books to students outside the country. I was able to find the TOC on Amazon.com and was able to search for relevant content inside the book. She then identified one chapter that was really relevant to her needs, and we faxed a photocopy of that off to her - border problem solved! Surely you've used this tool too?