These are extraorninarily useful tools. The scholar tool collects academic papers, but without the aid of informed editorial selection. The "print" tool provides full text scans of books. You know ones that came out last week.
Want to read On Tyranny by Leo Strauss? You could before a recent law suit. There are currently restricted pages, but google is fighting that. All from your computer screen. Sure printing is irritating, but possible.
Oh, and if you want a gmail account...let me know in the comments section.