As a response to the COVID 19 crisis many publishers (including Cengage, McGraw Hill and Pearson) are offering free access to some online textbooks via the RedShelf Platform until May 25, 2020.
Not all textbook companies are participating in this offer and not every book from these publishers can be found on the RedShelf platform, but there are many texts that are currently being used in EMU classes.
To take advantage of this offer, you will have to register to create an account on the RedShelf Responds site. Follow the instructions below to look for texts.
If you couldn't find the book, here are some ways to troubleshoot.
a. Not all publishers are participating. Is the publisher on this list?
b. Not all books from a publisher are available via this program and some of the books can be hard to find. If you have an ISBN for the book, try that first. If your professor sent you an eISBN - use that. If that doesn't work try searching by title. If you search by title, get a very large set of results, and don't see your book on the first page or two of results, it probably isn't there.
c. Older editions of a text are often not on Red Shelf, but you might be able to find a newer edition. In general if the book is more than 5 years old, it's less likely to be on Red Shelf.
d. Try searching different variations of the title, such as spelling out abbreviations (like Intro) or using an ampersand (&) in place of the word and.
e. Look the book up in Amazon to see if you can find an alternate ISBN and try that.
f. If you've tried all of the above, it's probably just not available on Red Shelf Responds through this free offer. Drats!
g. If you didn't find the book on Red Shelf Responds, there is a very small chance that you could find it through Vital Source Helps: