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Course Materials & Textbook Terminology

Both textbooks and course materials come in a variety of formats. While faculty select which materials will be used in their classes. The BookStore works to offer students economical options to either purchase or rent these materials. The following is a list of common terms you may encounter when purchasing course materials and textbooks in-store or online.

Access Codes
Bundles
Buyback
Coursepacks/Readers
Direct Inclusive Access aka Direct Digital
e-Textbooks
ISBN
Learning Management System (LMS)
Open Educations Resources (OER)
Option/Recommended
Receipts
Rentals
Required
Sellback
Textbook Rentals
Used Textbooks

 

Still have questions? When in doubt, ask your instructor or The BookStore for help with your textbooks. Student success is based on Getting the best most-effective course materials possible, and help is always available.

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