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Publishers are Providing Lower Cost Options with Digital Formats and Learning Solutions

Commercial Publisher's Textbooks Options

Publishers are providing a variety of learning solutions that you may want to explore. The major commercial publishers also have custom textbook services as well. Check out Tips for Buying Textbooks.

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W.W. Norton:

New Digital Biology Textbook to Cost Students Just $49

iPad displaying digital biology textbook As part of a three-year partnership with Nature Publishing Group (NPG), publisher of the world’s leading scientific journal Nature, California State University faculty guided and advised the development of NPG’s Principles of Biology – the first in a series of interactive "born digital" textbooks. The text was incorporated into courses for students at the Los Angeles, Northridge and Chico campuses starting in the 2011/2012 academic year.

Learn more about the Principles of Biology digital textbook.

How to Use eTextbooks

CSU Northridge has produced a very informative silent video Studying from Textbooks illustrating how students and faculty can view, highlight, annotate, review notes, search and bookmark on print and etextbooks on laptops, tablets, and mobile devices.


Tennessee Board of Regents bookstores provide many services and textbook options for students and faculty to find the most affordable options.

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