Updated Magic Book Table of Contents Listings

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Updated Magic Book Table of Contents Listings

Postby atkinsod » October 9th, 2014, 10:52 am

Just a quick note to let y'all know I've added another 100 or so book table of contents listings to the Magic Reference pages at: http://magicref.tripod.com/books.htm

The list of specific books added is on the "blog" page: http://magicref.tripod.com/blog/

Three other resources for magic book table of contents listings:

http://archive.denisbehr.de Fully database driven, excellent!
http://www.magicbooks.be Many more books than my site has (you'll find most of my listings there as well), but a little harder to navagate.
http://www.lybrary.com Chris provides contents listings for almost all of his magic e-book products

Also, a neat trick I learned from the Net, you can use Microsoft Excel to import this table into a spreadsheet. Open Excel, and click on the "Data" tab. Then pick "From Web" icon in the toolbar. Enter in the books.htm URL and then next to the table, select the arrow button and click import. Done! I believe this can also be done with Google Docs spreadsheet application. Doing this made it easy to count that the contents page now lists almost 2500 books.


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Re: Updated Magic Book Table of Contents Listings

Postby lybrary » October 9th, 2014, 11:53 am

Doug is doing a fantastic job that makes referencing and locating items a lot easier. Anybody who has ever typed in a table of contents knows that it is tedious work. Doing it for thousands of books is a type of self-sacrifice that is rare these days.
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Re: Updated Magic Book Table of Contents Listings

Postby Evan Shuster » October 11th, 2014, 12:41 pm

Just a quick tip on navigating http://www.magicbooks.be:
The search function works very well, and can be used to enter the name of an author, or creator, or trick, or subject if you are having issues with finding what you are looking for. If entering a first and last name, it may help to surround the entry with quotation marks so that a search for Tom Stone doesn't bring up every entry with the word Tom and the word Stone in it.

There are also preset "browse by..." buttons allowing for search by title, author, category or publisher.

None are as good as what Denis has created with regard to search functionality.

With that said, even though I contribute exclusively to the magicbooks.be site, all resources noted in Doug's post are very good, and each has assisted me in researching items from even my own library.

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Re: Updated Magic Book Table of Contents Listings

Postby Leonard Hevia » October 11th, 2014, 12:50 pm

Doug deserves a medal for the work he has done over the years. I lost track of the number of visits to his website to look up the table of contents of potential book purchases.

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