For Students


1. The Online Book:  This is the least expensive version.  It is accessed after downloading a free copy of Microsoft’s Silverlightplatform. Our online reader features search, highlighting and notes. But if you want robust printing capabilities, we recommend one of the next two options, as the Online Book has very limited printing capability. 


2. The Digital Bundle (PDF + Online Book): Available for all textbooks and some (not all) study guides.  PDF versions are packaged as chapter downloads.  The textbook is available immediately after checkout.  Here’s how your two digital versions work:

Access the PDF from "My Account" by clicking the Read Now button. Your online book platform will open (Silverlight™ download required - follow the prompts).  Click on Table of Contents icon on left side of screen, then click on desired heading to navigate to that point.  Once in desired chapter, click on print icon on left side of screen.  A PDF file for that chapter will open.

You can print directly from the opened PDF, or download/save the PDF by clicking on "File", then "Save As" from your toolbar. (Be sure to select the desired storage area of your computer.)  To download another chapter, return to Table of Contents icon and select new chapter, then continue with steps above.   Please note that some pop-up blockers will prevent the PDF files from opening.   If you are unable to open the PDF files, you’ll want to turn off or temporarily disable the pop-up blocker.   


3. Hybrid Bundles (Print + Online Book):     We have other “two-fer” options for those interested in reading from print:

unbound, black & white 3-hole punched loose-leaf (shrink-wrapped) plus access to the Online Book

bound, black & white paperback versions plus access to the Online Book

+ bound, color paperback version plus access to the Online Book (available for most titles)

Use the online version while your paperback ships, or whenever you want online functionality like search, notes and chat. Details on how to order are provided when you select this option.


     4. Mobile:  Study on the go!  

Want a mobile version of our textbook?  We’ve partnered with Chegg to offer a premium version of our textbook that works on any and all mobile devices. For more info,  visit:



For more ordering info, see “How it Works” tab.

Good luck with your course!