Online Hebrew Books Search Engine
This experimental function is designed to be your one stop
search engine for for full-text primary Hebrew / Jewish sources in pdf format.
The search engine checks several sites that have uploaded Hebrew books and comes
back with a list of results from Google.
*Please note: The main purpose of this search engine is to cut down the
number of junk results to a minimum. Unfortunately, since the results are
from external sites, we cannot hope to eliminate these completely at this stage.
Result links to a link --
Sometimes the book you are looking for will come up immediately, however more
often you will reach a page were you can download the book you are looking for
in pdf format. Follow the link.
Result leads to a list of
books -- if the results link has sent you to a list of
books, you might want to use the find function in your browser (usually located
under the edit menue) to search through the page (just re-enter you search
word/s and it/they should be highlighted).
The search engine is basically a free text search. This means that
although you may get some junk results, you have a lot of flexablity:
by title -- if you already know the name of the book you are
looking for put it in quotes. Otherwise, use part of the title or a
keyword that might appear in its description.
*Search by author --
if you want to eliminate results try using quotes, changing around
order of first and last name etc.
*Search by year of
publication -- many of the full text pdf sites have year of publication.
You can try searching Gregorian year (e.g. 1888).
*Search by place
of publication -- this might not be the most effective use of this search but,
place of publication does appear for many books online (a vast majority those
non-copywrited books published in the US).