23 August 2012

Where to Download Digital Textbooks


you asked, i answer
Where to download digital textbooks?


After I mentioned in Save Our Planet, Save Our Money that it will be a good choice to download our textbooks rather than purchasing new textbooks, I received an email asking where to download digital textbooks. Before we get to that point, I want to highlight several benefits of using e-books which are:

Save Money

I often heard my friends complaining about the cost of textbooks. Textbooks are expensive, you can save over 50% of your money by downloading textbooks at the right websites! Think about how much money you can save by downloading digital textbooks every year.


Easier to Carry Around


Another benefit is textbooks in digital are easier to carry around than those heavy textbooks. We only need to bring the device to read all these textbooks.

Easy to Storage





Forget about thinking how to storage your old books because by using digital textbooks, we do not have to worry where to store those old books from the last semester. Another good news is, by using digital textbooks, we can read our old books anytime using the device.

Save the Planet



By using digital textbooks, we will contribute to reduce the waste of paper and the pollution from the ink that is used to print the textbooks.




GET STARTED!

At this point, for some of you who never done this before may wonder where to download digital textbooks. Therefore, I want to share some websites where we can download digital textbooks, some of them are free and some cost money.


1. CafeScribe
CafeScribe

CafeScribe offers a collection of e-textbooks at over 50% lower price than retail price. The good thing about cafescribe is they provide the MyScribe software which allow us to read the digital textbooks in easier way including tools to highlight, bookmark, and make notes while reading the books. MyScribe also allow student to open two books at the same time.
CafeScribe is also a social network for student who want to make online study groups and share notes with other students.



2. CourseSmart 



Download Textbooks at CourseSmart

Coursesmart have a large collection of e-books. It is founded and supported by the major 5 major textbooks publisher. The site claims to offer $57.46 average saving for every e-textbooks. However, there are some limitations which are they only let students to print out 10 pages at a time and have digital expiration codes.


3. CengageBrain
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Cengagebrain sell e-books and they offer individual chapter of e-textbooks which allow us to purchase on some chapters. However, cengagebrain is not available in Asia.


4. Scribd

Scribd

Scribd claims to be the largest online library where student can read, publish, and share written documents including e-books, essays, and paper works. In here, we may also find some notes and paper works that are related to our subjects.


So, there you have it, some websites to help you get your e-textbooks and save some money while also save our planet! and I would love to know another good website to download e-textbooks, share wish us :)


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