Starting today eBook reader can select words in Google eBooks and look up their definitions, translate them or search for them elsewhere in the book from within the Google eBooks Web Reader--without losing your page or even looking away," announced Google.
"The Web Reader works in all modern browsers and lets you read Google eBooks without having to download them. To select text in a Google eBook within the Web Reader, double-click or highlight it with your mouse and a pop-up menu opens with the following options: Define, Translate, Search Book, Search Google and Search Wikipedia," Google stated.
- Click Define and the pop-up now displays a definition of the word via Google Dictionary, without leaving the page you're in Google eBook. Click the audio icon to the left of the word you want defined to hear the definition pronounced aloud. If you decide you do want to leave the page, select "More" to go to Google Dictionary page for the word, which provides additional information like usage examples and web definitions.
- Translate a single word or several sentences of content into dozens of languages, from Afrikaans to Yiddish, by selecting the "Translate" option. As with definitions, you'll see the translated text displayed in the pop-up window.
- By selecting one of the search options, you can search for the selected text in other places within the ebook itself or across the entire web. "Search Book" brings up all the instances in which the selected text appears in the ebook. You can also access the search options by clicking on the magnifying glass icon in the upper right-hand corner of the Web Reader. Click on a search result to jump to that section.
"Search Google" and "Search Wikipedia" open up a new browser tab displaying the search results for that text on Google and Wikipedia, respectively.
[Source: Inside Google Books]