When citing a book preview available through Google Book, you do not need to include the entire long address (a.k.a. URL) showing up in the browser’s address bar.

For example, the full URL may look like

http://books.google.com/books?id=bCy2Bd7QtD4C&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_navlinks_s#v=onepage&q=&f=false

But you can delete the portion of the address that follows the book’s id number and still have a URL that will get you back to the book.  For the example above, the shorter URL would be

http://books.google.com/books?id=bCy2Bd7QtD4C

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