Anyone using their TEXTBOOKS in DIGITAL FORMAT

  1. Our school is giving us the option to purchase our textbooks in digital format. Is anyone currently using it and can share your experience on having your books on CD rather than text book format
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   rnmomtobe2010
    Have never heard of it but is sounds cool.
  4. by   MiaKeaRN
    Sounds like a really interesting idea, but I'm one of those people who have to likes to save my books forever. Let us know how it goes, if you decide to try it. Good luck.
  5. by   ffweste
    I start at University of OK in June and we were given the option to have all of our texts digitally, sounds like a lighter load to haul around. So I am going to give it a try...I have a friend that I can borrow the "real" books from in case I need them.
  6. by   shippoRN
    If you are going to consider this option make sure that you will be able to keep your book as long as you would keep a real text book, and also if you will be able to back up the book in the event your pc fails you. i.e. it crashes or something of the sort. I looked up "digital textbooks" on google, and a company called ebooks popped up, not sure if its the same one your school will be using, but it said the books would only be available to you for 5 months. :uhoh21:
    I would think you'd want to keep your nursing text books with you through out nursing school for reference and what not.
  7. by   Josh L.Ac.
    Since you are talking about Research College of Nursing, my answer should be relevant: I love Evolve.

    I have 20+ texts on my laptop and desktop. I can highlight passages in numerous colors and make notes, all of which is stored on their server so when I open up my other computer, all the highlights are there. I also have a license for the books that expires in 2027. I can also do a keyword search for all the books.


    Oh, and the electronic version is usually 1/3 to 1/2 less in price - but the pack you buy at the beginning of school has both versions so it isn't cheaper.


    The only negative: the additional CD-ROMs are not included, so extra questions and other features are not included.
  8. by   justme1972
    There is only one way I would probably get the digital version of a textbook. Recently a girl at my school had a Dell that was an unusually small computer. (My current laptop is a 17" widescreen and I now regret that decision). I forgot what model it was, but it was adorable and so lightweight!

    Other than that....call me old-fashioned, but I like books!
  9. by   traumaRUs
    I too like books. However, I did my BSN and MSN online with University of Phoenix and they went to the all electronic books while I was attending. Personally, I like books. I never did read much of the electronic ones - just kinda skimmed thru them. The other thing I didn't like was the fact that I sometimes just liked to look up one particular thing and I didn't care to do so on the computer.
  10. by   SA2BDOCTOR
    Sounds good. I am assuming that we will get automatic book updates, when we purchase the digital format.

    You indicated the pack you buy at beginning of the nursing program, does that mean it contains the books and the CD's. And thereafter you can make your ultimate choice of a book or CD?


    Quote from Josh L.Ac.
    Since you are talking about Research College of Nursing, my answer should be relevant: I love Evolve.

    I have 20+ texts on my laptop and desktop. I can highlight passages in numerous colors and make notes, all of which is stored on their server so when I open up my other computer, all the highlights are there. I also have a license for the books that expires in 2027. I can also do a keyword search for all the books.


    Oh, and the electronic version is usually 1/3 to 1/2 less in price - but the pack you buy at the beginning of school has both versions so it isn't cheaper.


    The only negative: the additional CD-ROMs are not included, so extra questions and other features are not included.

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