Update about The Co-op bookstore: The University’s Co-op bookshop has transitioned to an online service - Booktopia. As part of this change, you can now find and purchase your textbooks online via the Booktopia website. If an electronic version of your textbook (called an ‘etext’ or ‘etextbook’) is available, your lecturer may have created links to purchase the etext via providers such as VitalSource or Perusall in the LMS.
eTextbooks are published textbooks and readings in accessible digital formats. eTexts are instantly accessible and offer interactive features such as text searching, annotation, note taking and highlighting options. They also provide academics with access to reading and usage statistics.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I access the eTextbook?
- Have a look at the VitalSource guide: How to access your eTextbook
- Have a look at the Perusall guide.
Are eTextbooks the same price as printed editions?
- In general, eText versions tend to be priced lower than printed editions.
Which platform do I purchase my eTextbook from?
- This depends on the platform that your lecturer has chosen for the eTextbook. Please refer to the information your lecture has provided on your subject LMS page. Contact your lecturer or tutor directly if you cannot find this information.
Where can I access further help?