Use Google to find Free College Textbooks


Google’s robots do a outstanding job at finding and indexing web content. This can be good and bad. It is good because there is a very high chance of finding just what you need. Bad because you may need to weed through hundreds of results. However by using just a simple advanced search technique your odds drastically increase.  When using Google’s main search specify both the title and file type or ISBN and file type like this:

filetype:pdf “textbook title”

filetype:pdf “ISBN #”

In addition to general searches Google has a search just for eBooks. That search is here:

With just a little practice you should be able to find PDF versions of your needed textbooks online.

Important: We need the text book publishers to stay in business creating textbooks so please honor any  copyrighted material restrictions.