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Vitalsource™ is a website that provides eBook desk and examination copies to faculty, as well as eTextbook rental for students. Springer Publishing has chosen to partner with Vitalsource™ to provide faculty eBook desk and exam copies for these reasons:

  • It's easy to use and there is no prior experience with e-books or Vitalsource™ necessary.
  • Vitalsource™; is free for faculty.
  • It helps keep students' textbook prices down.
  • Using eBooks rather than print books reduces waste.

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Please note that any eBook available on Vitalsource™ is also available in print form.

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To find Springer Publishing Company textbooks that are right for your course, visit the Resources for Instructors page to search by course.

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