Open and navigate the Pearson eText
Updated 15 Dec 2021
If you encounter any issues opening the eText, contact Pearson Support.
- With your course open in a browser, select eText from the course menu.
If you don’t see this option, an eText may not be enabled for your course.
- Choose the link or button on the course content page, whether View, Access my eText, or other.
The eText opens in its own browser tab or window.
What’s Pearson+? 1,500+ eTexts and study tools, all in one place, for one low monthly subscription.
Go to Pearson+.
Sign in with the same Pearson account you use for your course.
Select the eText for your course.
If you don’t see your book listed — In “Search your eTexts”, enter the associated course name (or book ISBN), the book name, or its author. (You can also choose whether to search from or show your active eTexts, inactive eTexts, or all eTexts.)
To return to Pearson+ from your eText, select from the sidebar menu.
When you first sign in, the eText opens to its cover page. When you sign in again later, the eText opens to your last page view.
When you first sign in, the eText opens with its sidebar menu available. To close the sidebar menu, select Hide.
|Select this control||To do this in your eText|
|Go to Pearson+
Access all of your eTexts. (1,500+ eTexts and study tools are available for a low monthly subscription)
|Navigate your eText quickly using a slider|
|Open the audio playlist, when an audiobook is available|
|Search the eText|
|Open the Table of Contents|
|Open the Notebook to add, filter, or export notes|
|Study (create flashcards and practice)|
|Adjust eText display settings, like to hide/show highlights|
Go to a chapter, section, bookmark, or page —
Move the slider, stopping at a labeled chapter/section or page that you want. For bookmarks, hover along the bar then select the bookmark you want.
Return to last opened content —
Hover along the bar then select the point (marked by ) with a label, such as “13 Meiosis”.
Show subsections — Select .
Go to a chapter, section, or subsection — Select a chapter, section, or subsection name. You can also drill down to named pages, such as About the Author.
Show bookmarks or recent pages — Select Bookmarks or Recent, for recently visited pages in your session.
If you've recently added any bookmarks or visited pages in your eText, you can quickly return to these from the Table of Contents.
- Select from the eText sidebar menu.
- Choose Bookmarks or Recent.
Bookmarks — Appear in chapter order.
Recent — Shows up to three recent places you visited in the current eText session.
- Select an entry to return to that location.
(Choosing deletes a bookmark.)
Access to all bookmarks —
Select from the sidebar menu, hover along the bar, and then select the point for a bookmark label.
- Go to a previous or next page — Select the previous and next arrows on a book page. If the previous and next buttons are for chapter subsections, you may need to scroll to see the next or previous page.
You can also select from the eText sidebar menu, then use the slider.
- Go to a specific print book page
Most eTexts —
Select from the eText sidebar menu, then move the slider to visit a particular page. In some eTexts, you can enter a page number in the Search box, such as page 113.
PDF eTexts (the pages match the book pages) —
Either enter a different page number at the bottom of the page or in the box above the slider after you select from the eText sidebar menu.
From a book content page, select a resource link to open or play it from your current context. The resource can be a figure/table, audio/video, glossary term, or other.
When an eText is available in your course, your access to it lasts through the end of the course.
You may be able to extend your access to the eText associated with a MyLab or Mastering course before or after the course ends. Any highlights and notes you may have added appear in the renewed eText. Instructor notes are not included.
This access is to the eText only, not the course. This renewal feature is not available from an LMS course, such as Canvas or Blackboard.
If you add the same eText to your Pearson+ monthly subscription, it will not include your highlights and notes from the eText associated with your course. To keep these, follow the process below.
- Sign in to https://mlm.pearson.com to open the My Courses page.
- Select Renew your Pearson eText access from the course tile. If the course has ended, select Inactive to view past courses.
- Complete the transaction.
The eText is screen reader accessible, although some content may be inaccessible. In addition to accessibility tools you may use on your laptop (like a screen magnifier), your eText may provide the following.
Select from the eText sidebar menu to open the playlist for your book. The audiobook is available for most eTexts, although not for PDF eTexts.
- eText display settings —
Select from the eText sidebar menu to change eText display settings, like whether to hide or show highlights.
Accessibility info from Pearson —
From most eText content pages, select your account initials (top right) then select Accessibility. For PDF eTexts, select (top right), About, and then Accessibility.
You can listen to the audiobook (when available), search your eText, adjust your personal eText display settings, or contact Pearson Support.
Most eTexts provide an audio playlist for the audiobook. The audio playlist in the eText app can help you study even when you're offline. (PDF eTexts do not provide audiobooks.)
Select from the eText sidebar menu.
Select from the Playlist to start the audio. Adjust the volume as needed.
identifies the active chapter section in the audio playlist. The duration for each chapter section helps you to plan your time.
Set the audio speed —
Hover over then select + or –. The range is from 0.5x to 3x.
Playback or skip ahead in a chapter section —
Drag the slider in the vertical timeline. To move in 10-second steps, select or .
Follow book content as you listen —
Select to narrow the audio playlist so more book content is in view. To return the playlist to its original width, select .
Close/reopen the audio playlist while listening —
Select to close the playlist controls. If you’re still listening, appears in the sidebar menu. Select it to reopen the audio playlist.
Select to pause the audio.
- Select from the eText sidebar menu.
- Enter your search term or phrase.
Search applies to book content, your own notes, and more —
Search includes results for page content, figures, videos, interactives, and key terms, as well as any notes or flashcards you may have added. In some eTexts, you can also search for “page x”.
Narrow your results by content type —
Select a filter to refine your search results by content type. Filters are available for notes and highlights, flashcards (for flashcards you create), videos, images, key terms, or book content.
- Select a search result to jump to that content in the eText.
Search for other instances of a word or phrase —
From a book page, drag to select the word or phrase you want to search for. Then select Search selection from the menu that opens. Select a search result to jump to that content in the eText.
Most eTexts — Control color mode (light, sepia, or dark), page progression (scroll or click), text size, font, character case, line spacing, and show/hide highlights.
PDF eTexts — Control zoom, single- or double-page view, page progression (scroll or click), and show/hide hotspots or highlights.
Most eTexts —
Select your account initials (top right) then Help & support.
PDF eTexts — Select then Contact Support.
Some books provide a loose-leaf purchase option. In PDF eTexts, select (top right) then Get loose leaf.
You may also be able to buy a loose-leaf printed text from the page you see when you select eText from your course menu.