Answered By: Matt Stevons
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2017     Views: 174

Courses you are taking may use a new digital textbook platform called D-Books, or "digital books," using technology provided by VitalSource.  Watch the following introductory video about your digital books to learn the basics (the link will open in a new window):

Click Here to Watch a Video Introduction to VitalSource Digital Textbooks

The video is also embedded below for playback on compatible devices.

If you have questions about using your course's D-Book, you can find more detailed directions in the "The Complete Student Guide to VitalSource Bookshelf" to help you navigate your digital textbooks.  Sections of the document include "Bookshelf Online," "Bookshelf Desktop" (which covers downloading to Windows 7, XP, or Vista, or Mac OSX), and "Bookshelf Mobile."  

Finally, you can also view additional videos with more detailed directions by clicking the "VitalSource Bookshelf Video Tutorials" link below. 


  • For Closed Captioning, click here to open the video in a new window.

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