Pearson provides an extensive range of digital ebooks known as "eTexts". This content is engaging and immediately accessible on a range of devices.  We also distribute two variations of an "eText" which in turn have a different range of key features.

See below for a breakdown of each type of eText.

Pearson eTexts

This product is a full version of your textbook accessed online.

PLUS, you can:

  • search for key words and phrases
  • highlight important points
  • bookmark key pages

Students can add their own notes and check their understanding by completing additional interactive activities.

Instructors can share notes with students, access time saving teachers' resources or re-order and hide content.

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You can experience Pearson eTexts on the go by using eText on iPad and Android devices.

If you purchase the "Access Code" format, you will receive via email the code and instructions on how to access this product. If you purchas an "Access Card", you will receive the same details on a printed card which shall be posted to you.

Pearson eText is a product that is only accessible online and often will have a Time Limit associated.

VitalSource eTexts

Our VitalSource eTexts are the full text downloaded to your computer.

With Pearson VitalSource eTexts you can:

  • search for key concepts, words and phrases
  • make highlights and notes as you study
  • share your notes with friends

Pearson VitalSource eTexts are downloaded to your computer and accessible either offline through the VitalSource Bookshelf (available as a free download), available online and also via the iPad and Android apps.

Time limit

The VitalSource products do not have an expiry date. You will continue to access your VitalSource products whilst you have your VitalSource Bookshelf installed.

Upon purchasing a VitalSource eText, you will receive instructions via email on how to redeem your code and download your VitalSource eText.


Can I buy a VitalSource eText version of a Pearson text published in the US?

Only customers living in Australia and purchasing with a credit card with an Australian billing address are able to purchase VitalSource eText versions of Pearson US titles from this website.

I can't add a title to my cart or I've received a warning message.

If you are unable to add certain titles to your cart or receive a warning message in your shopping cart that prevents you from completing your transaction we have detected that you are accessing this site from outside Australia. 

If you have multiple items in your cart you will need to remove the effected titles from your shopping cart to be able to complete the transaction.

I'm not in Australia and I want to buy a VitalSource eText version of a Pearson US title. What do I do?

If you are living outside of Australia and wish to purchase one of these VitalSource eTexts, please visit the Pearson site for your country.

To find the site for your country, visit here.