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About eResources


CourseSmart’s affiliated publishers offer electronic educational resources other than eTextbooks—study guides, lab manuals, workbooks, animated timelines, electronic texts in non-CourseSmart formats, etc. CourseSmart sells these products for your convenience.

Although you search for and purchase eResources on the CourseSmart web site in the same way that you purchase eTextbooks, you actually go to the web site of the publisher to access and use them.

A product is clearly labeled as an eResource in the CourseSmart catalog, in your Shopping Cart, and on your Bookshelf.The golden logo at the corner of the cover image also indicates an eResource.

Occasionally, an eTextbook and an associated eResource are bundled together and sold as a package.

When you purchase an eResource through CourseSmart, you are actually purchasing an Access Code. With this Access Code in hand, you can go to the web site of the publisher providing the eResource, enter the Access Code, and gain access to the product.

Some eResources also require an Instructor Code. This is a special URL or other ID that you will get from your Instructor. It is used to make sure that you get the eResource that has been specially customized for your particular course. You will be alerted to the need for an Instructor Code, and you can also tell by the green key logo on the cover image.


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