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How to Access eTextbooks

Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on how to access your eTextbooks.

Or scroll down for instructions on how to register.

Purchase Access to your Cengage eTextbook

Go to cengage.com/student and search for your eTextbook. You can search by ISBN, Author or Title. You can purchase just the eTextbook for this course by clicking “Add To Cart” and purchasing access to the eTextbook.  

If you already purchased an access code, sign in or create an account and follow the instructions to redeem it.

Or, you can save money if you have multiple courses using Cengage materials.

If you only need Cengage eTextbooks, you can purchase Cengage Unlimited eTextbooks which gets you access to our entire eTextbook library. If you need both Cengage eTextbooks and access to Cengage online homework on platforms like MindTap or WebAssign, you can purchase Cengage Unlimited. Learn more about Cengage Unlimited plans here.

Log In to Your Account

If you already have a Cengage account, log in now. New to Cengage? Click “Create Student Account” and register now. We highly recommend using your school email address to register. 

To verify your account, open the ‘Welcome to Cengage’ email you just received and click ‘Activate Cengage Account’ to set your password and complete the registration process. Be sure to use the same device and browser to create and verify your account.

*You might already have a Cengage account if you’ve used MindTap, CengageNOWv2, OWLv2, SAM, WebAssign or another Cengage platform in a different course. 

Add your eTextbook to your Dashboard

Now that you are in, click on the magnifying glass and search for your course eTextbook. You can search by ISBN, Title or Author. Ask your instructor if you are having trouble locating the correct title.

Once you find your eTextbook, click “Add to My Home” to add it to your Dashboard and access your Cengage eTextbook.

Don’t forget, with Cengage Unlimited eTextbooks or Cengage Unlimited, you can access as many eTextbooks are you would like.

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