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Course Materials & Textbook Terminology

Both textbooks and course materials come in a variety of formats. While faculty select which materials will be used in their classes. The Bookstore works to offer students economical options to either purchase or rent these materials. The following is a list of common terms you may encounter when purchasing textbooks and course materials through our online bookstore.

Access Codes
Textbook Buyback/Sellback
Learning Management System (LMS)
Open Educations Resources (OER)
Required Materials
Textbook Rentals/Rentals
Used Textbooks


Still have questions? When in doubt, ask your instructor or the Bookstore for help with your textbooks. Student success is based on getting the best most-effective course materials possible, and help is always available.

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