Mastering: Use eText or eText 2.0
I have a subscription to the eText for my textbook. Where do I find the eText? What’s the difference between an eText and eText 2.0?
Most, but not all, textbooks have either an eText or eText 2.0 version. The usual way to open your eText is from the eText or eText 2.0 button in your Mastering course. The eText opens in its own window. The Study Area menu often also provides an option to open the eText. Another way to access the eText is from an open assignment window, as you are working. Choose Resources (top-right) then select eText. Also, some assignment answer feedback may provide a link into the eText to point you to specific content in the eText for you to read or review.
Students who register for the Mastering self-study option can get access to the eText and/or Study Area. If your self-study subscription includes eText access, open the eText or eText 2.0 by choosing Launch Your eText. You may also be able to open the eText 2.0 from the Study Area.
Features common to eText and eText 2.0: Add bookmarks, highlights, and notes. You can search, study Glossary definitions, play media, print select pages, and more. Printing is available only if you see the Print option from the application.
Mobile apps: The eText 2.0 app for smartphones and tablets lets you read either native eText 2.0 or eText PDF books. Other features available for eText 2.0 books (such as search, notes, and bookmarks) are not yet supported for eText PDFs. For more info, see eText 2.0 App: FAQs.
If you cannot see the eText or study area for your course, see Mastering: Wrong or Missing eText and/or Study Area.
Differences between eText and eText 2.0
In Mastering courses, the name on the button distinguishes whether the course provides an eText or eText 2.0. Only one kind of eText is associated with a textbook edition. You have an eText if its URL starts with https://view.ebookplus.pearsoncmg.com. You have an eText 2.0 if its URL starts with https://etext.pearson.com.
This is a digitized version of your textbook. (If you have an issue opening the eText on a browser due to Flash incompatibility, try another browser.) The pages match exactly what you see in your printed textbook. You may need to scroll to view the entire page. You can pay to renew your access to an eText title, even if your course has ended. You may also be able to purchase an eText independent of Mastering products. For information about how to work with an eText, click Help (top-right).
This digital version of your textbook is especially designed for online use. Its contents reflow depending on your window size. The eText 2.0 is screen-reader accessible, text size and background color are adjustable for easier reading (choose AA) and you can download the book to read offline on a tablet or smartphone using the eText 2.0 app. You may also be able to do some practice activities, like answer questions. (Your results are not kept after you close the eText session, nor are they reported to the course gradebook if you’re in a course.) You cannot buy a Pearson eText 2.0 independently of Mastering nor renew your access to it. For information about how to work with an eText 2.0, see eText 2.0: FAQs.