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Answered By: Sara Stambaugh, Digital Services Librarian
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2016     Views: 22340

eTextbooks come in different formats and ways:

  •  VitalSource (Bookshelf)
    • You must go to their website to access
    • You get your access information and login via school email
    • How to login to VitalSource: Login Instructions
  • Embedded digital materials
    • eTextbook content is embedded in/linked to from within your course
    • Publishers Bridgepoint, FlatWorld, F.A. Davis, and Openstax are examples
    • Where can you find them? In your online course in one of these places:
      • Lessons > Getting Started > About Your Book
        • or
      • Lessons > Module # > Readings/link to reading
        • or
      • Lessons > Module # > Assignments > Link to reading
        • or
      • Course Materials > eTextbook
  • Some of your content may be available or inserted into your classes in other ways. 

If you cannot find your eTextbooks, connect with your instructor, ask another student, or contact Personal Support Center!

We have a master list of courses  that tells you what content "type" is associated with your course(s) and how it is delivered: VitalSource, embedded, etc.

If you want more information about e-books available from the library, see our eBooks ANSWER

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Comments (4)

  1. eBooks are so amazing!
    by Angela on Dec 24, 2015.
  2. ebooks are fantastic
    by Jana Morales on Mar 31, 2016.
  3. E-books are great
    by Curtrina on Jun 24, 2016.
  4. Thank goodness for e-Books.
    by George on Feb 27, 2017.