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Length of access Varies by discipline Varies by discipline Varies by discipline Varies by discipline (180 standard, but some courses 360 or 540 days) 180 days 180 days 180 days 180 days
Price Roughly half the price of print book Roughly half the price of print book Roughly half the price of print book Roughly half the price of print book Roughly half the price of print book Roughly half the price of print book Roughly half the price of print book Roughly half the price of print book
Online purchase Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Access cards available in bookstore Yes Yes Yes Yes. Bookstore provided. Yes. Bookstore provided. Yes. Bookstore provided. No No
Packageable Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Format Web based Web based PDF based PDF based PDF based PDF based PDF based PDF based
Downloadable (offline viewing for duration of access) No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes. iPad only. No
LMS integration (varies by system) Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No
Device Compatibility
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Features
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Highlighting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bookmarking Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Searchable Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Add notes Yes Yes, printable Yes Yes, printable Yes, exportable for print or e-mail Yes, printable Yes Yes
Tag content No No* No No Yes No No No
Customizable Yes Add text, visuals, links, videos. Ability to delete chapters varies by title. No No No No No No
Optimized for printing No Yes. 1 page at a time. Yes Yes. 10 pgs at a time. Yes. 10 pgs at a time. Limit 125 per month. Yes, subject to DRM restrictions set by publisher No Yes
Integrated with study tools Yes Yes, title specific. Exercises, tutorials, research, links, videos, and quizzes. No No No No Yes, title specific. Instructional videos, images, and photos. No

*Only Writer’s Help: A Bedford/St. Martin’s Online Handbook allows students and instructors to tag content. Learn more at writershelp.com.