Search the Item Library

Updated 26 Jul 2023

A set of Featured Items appears at the top of the items results list. Featured items provide students with hints, wrong answer feedback, and extra support. Use the keyword search to match a term in an item title or its content. You can categorize items you like to assign as My Favorites.

Specify book/source filters


Make selections for the Book/Source, Chapter, and Section, Concept, or Learning Outcome to specify the primary scope of your search. Whenever you change a source selection, the item results list lower on the page changes dynamically.

When printed books contain other divisions (such as units, modules, topics, or concepts) Mastering provides these divisions and terms whenever possible.

Find items by content characteristics


Use the content filters to find items with specific characteristics. The keyword search locates items whose content contains the search term. The item results list below this area updates dynamically with content that matches your selections.

Point on terms for explanations or more detail.

List View and Card View — The items found by searching appear in "" List View unless you choose the more visual "" Card View. Card View shows thumbnails of images or video.

To clear all your Item Library filter selections — Select Clear All at the end of the Selected Filters row.


See Sort and preview assignable items to work with item info on the 2 Items page.

See also: Select content for an assignment (assign items) | Item information (column descriptions) | Copy and edit items, or create your own items | Delete items you copied and edited, or created | Work through items as a student | View items with all hints and answers exposed | Contact the publisher if you see an issue with an item