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Using Your eText Online

Before you access your eText, you may might need to disable your pop-up blocker. If you need help doing that, follow these instructions.

We recommend that you start with Bookshelf® Online to become familiar with the Bookshelf® features that are common to all applications. Online eTexts offer many tools to enhance your learning experience. For online access, click the eText link on your course home page.

For instructions on how to print pages, search, cite passages, manage notes and highlights, and use other Bookshelf® Online features, go to and click on your product icon.

You will also find a wide range of short video tutorials on the AU/VitalSource Bookshelf tutorials page in the Bookshelf® Online section. If you wish to view a text version of the instructions covered in the video, click Transcript below the video.

Updated January 23 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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