Digital Textbooks

VitalSource Bookshelf gives students anytime, anywhere access to the materials they need to succeed

VitalSource Bookshelf

Faculty and students want quality learning materials that lead to successful learning outcomes. The world’s leading platform for distributing, accessing, consuming, and engaging with those materials is Bookshelf by VitalSource—the eReader that can be accessed online or 100% offline on any device.

In the last year, through Bookshelf...

2.4 B

pages viewed

177 M

annotations made

66 M

searches conducted

What is Bookshelf?

88% of students feel they’d get better grades by studying with interactive tools rather than traditional textbooks

Highlights & Notes

Highlights & Notes

Students can mark area of importance with notes and highlights that sync automatically across all their devices. They can even set up a custom color-coding system for their highlights, making it easy to differentiate information as they review their materials.

Search & Navigation

Search & Navigation

When students want a refresher on a specific concept but don’t remember where in the text it’s located, they can use Bookshelf’s search function. If they don’t remember which eTextbook covered what they’re trying to find, they can search across their entire Bookshelf library. For even more information, they can search Wikipedia by highlighting a word.

Review Mode

Review Mode

When students are preparing for exams, Review Mode allows them to take a holistic look at all their notes and highlights in a single place for smarter studying. They can see their annotations in context of the surrounding text, and take a deeper dive by examining those annotations chapter-by-chapter.

Sync & Share

Sync & Share

Students’ last page read, bookmarks, and annotations are synced across all their devices. Those synced annotations can also be shared with classmates for peer collaboration. Faculty can share their own annotations with their classes to call out key concepts.

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