canopic jug writes:
The Internet Achive's Open Library has over 40 million full-text, searchable, electronic editions of books. The full-text search for all 4+ million books has just been made available. This includes not just books that have entered the public domain but also close to half a million others. Though the press release is weak on technical details, exploring the advanced search interface quickly make clear which capabilities are available.
I visited the archive. All that electronic dust collecting on those old books gave me a sneezing fit. Think I'll stick with the newer stuff.