I don’t know if there is a consensus, but I recently did the following:


670 [citation book title], accessed via Google Books, [date of search] : |b (data found)


I don’t know that there is a compelling reason to cite it that way as opposed to acting as if the book were in hand, but it does document your source.


Dorothy Auyong

Principal Rare Book Cataloger

Huntington Library

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From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mark Scharff
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Subject: [PCCLIST] Google Books citation in authority records?


Pardon me if this has gone by before.  Is there a consensus about how to cite information from a book being viewed through Google Books?  Is there any reason to specify that mode of use, as opposed to giving the citation as though the book was in hand?  I can't think of one, but opinions welcome.


Mark Scharff, Music Cataloger

Gaylord Music Library

Washington University in St. Louis

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