The internet is a great resource for information: it’s convenient, free and searchable. However some people are still a bit iffy about using the internet as a research tool, preferring the authority of data found between two preferably slightly musty covers. So where does one go if one seeks to do some old fashioned physical book research?
Uhm, well… the internet. Still. (Or at least that’s probably how it’ll be in the future.)
The amount of data potentially available through the Google Book Search is staggering. As of October 2008, Google stated that they had 7 million books searchable through Google Book Search. As such, I figured there might be a few gems there that relate to the Philippines – and lo and behold, there were a ton. So I thought I’d sift through the virtual stacks, and pick out a few that might be of interest.
Due to the sheer number of books, for this post I’ve limited my list to those relating to Philippine History, using a search of books with “Philippines” in the title.
Please note that unless otherwise specified, the books are viewable as “Limited Previews” only. Limited as they are however, such previews can give a reader plenty of information.
- Crime, Society, and the State in the Nineteenth-century Philippines by Greg Bankoff
- Recollections of Manilla and the Philippines During 1848, 1849, and 1850 by Robert MacMicking (Full View)
- Philippines-Japan relations by Setsuho Ikehata, Lydia N. Yu-Jose
- The Philippines in World War II, 1941-1945 by Walter F. Bell [Provides a useful chronology of events relevant to the involvement of the Philippines in World War II]
- Lapham’s Raiders by Robert Lapham, Bernard Norling
- Twenty Years in the Philippines by Paul P. de La Gironière (Full view)
- The History of the Judicial System of the Philippines by Rufus Bautista Rodriguez
- Philippines’ 2 Millennium History by Luzano Pancho Canlas
- The Philippines Past And Present by Dean C. Worcester