How do I look up definitions for words in my VitalSource textbook?


VitalSource includes an optional Beta Feature for looking up definitions of words within their ebooks. To enable this functionality, open your text and locate the ellipsis in the upper right corner. 

VitalSource - more options ellipsis in upper right corner

Click on the ellipsis (...) to expand the menu, and select Beta Features from the drop-down.

Vitalsource options - Beta Features

Within the Beta Features pop-up window, turn on the Define feature using the toggle. 

VitalSource - Beta Features - Define toggle

With the Define feature enabled, any time you highlight a single word, a definition will be provided as show in the following example.

VitalSource - highlighted word and definition pop-up



  • Last Updated May 30, 2024
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  • Answered By Cassandra Feidt, Learning Services Coordinator

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