Finding Books via Google Searches

Old books light new fires.

While Google has its problems, its ability to find information that was put online is impressive. And I don’t mean websites itself, but other files that are available (e.g., uploaded and linked from blog postings or course pages).

You can find these files by using the filetype operator with a search term. So if you google

sewing filetype:pdf

Google searches for uploaded PDFs which contain the word sewing.

You might limit the search somewhat, for example, to blogs on

sewing filetype:pdf

and perhaps even to the filename itself:

sewing filetype:pdf name:book

No guarantee that you find anything, or anything good, and as usual no warranty, but might be worth a try.