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About eTextbooks and their Benefits


An eTextbook represents the complete contents of a printed textbook and is delivered in electronic form over the Internet. The eTextbook is read on the screen of your computer or other electronic device.

An eTextbook has the same content as a printed textbook, the same chapter divisions, and the same page numbering.

CourseSmart eTextbooks can be accessed online from any computer with an internet connection. They are also available for offline use.

eTextbooks have many advantages in comparison to printed textbooks:

  • Less expensive.
  • Not heavy to carry
  • Environmentally friendly (no paper used and no shipping required)
  • With an eTextbook you can do a full text search, take notes, highlight text, print pages, and copy selections and paste them into documents of your own -- all with just a few mouse clicks

Purchasing an eTextbook from CourseSmart actually means you are renting the eTextbook for a certain period of time — 180 days, 360 days, or 540 days.

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