Q. What are eTextbooks and where would I find them?


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

Note: A shortened link for this answer is located at http://tinyurl.com/ras-Etextbook

  • Last Updated Aug 07, 2018
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  • Answered By Sara Fillbrandt, Digital Services Librarian

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  1. eBooks are so amazing!
    by Angela on Dec 24, 2015.
  2. ebooks are fantastic
    by Jana Morales on Mar 31, 2016.
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    by Curtrina on Jun 24, 2016.
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    by George on Feb 27, 2017.
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    by Roy Whitehurst on Nov 07, 2017.
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    by Sue on Dec 28, 2017.
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    by Martha on Apr 12, 2018.
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    by Rachel Miller on May 07, 2018.
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    by Nancy Barron on Jun 15, 2018.
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    by Donald Jones III on May 28, 2019.
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    by Allison on Jun 24, 2019.
  18. I prefer real books because my eyes can’t stand reading online long (it gives me headaches) but I like how easy it is to find things and the extra help most come with.
    by Lindsey on Aug 05, 2019.
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    by Nat Lalanne on Aug 24, 2019.
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    by Ziporah Anderson on Sep 29, 2019.