What is Bookshelf Online?

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What is Bookshelf Online?

VitalSource Bookshelf is an inspiring, easy-to-use, intuitive app built to help enhance your reading, studying, and learning experience.

Bookshelf offers industry leading, easy-to-use tools to help you learn more efficiently. With Bookshelf, you can read, highlight, and annotate just as you would on paper.  Highlight text with one click in your choice of colors. Add notes to highlighted passages. Even subscribe to your classmates' and instructors' highlights and notes to view in your book.

Bookshelf's features go beyond traditional print textbooks.  

See all of your eTextbooks at a glance and access them instantly, anywhere at anytime from your Bookshelf - no backpack required.

You'll find multiple ways to move between pages and sections including linked Table of Contents and Search, make navigating eTextbooks a snap.

Scale images and text to any size with multi-level zoom without losing page clarity. Customize your page display and reading experience to create a personal learning experience that best suits your needs.

What's more, Bookshelf Online lets you print only the pages you need within limits set by the publisher. You can easily copy/paste text passages for homework and papers. Bookshelf Online also supports course materials that include rich media and interactivity like videos and quizzes. 

VitalSource supports assistive technologies for users with visual, hearing, or mobility impairments. Read more about our commitment to provided accessible solutions to learners of all abilities.

Getting started with Bookshelf Online is as simple as creating an account and adding content.  

If you’re a new user of Bookshelf Online, you will want to start by reading the Bookshelf Online Overview

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