Digital Products
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At Oxford University Press we are committed to providing students, academics and institutions with premium digital products.


We work hard to develop digital products that will enable students to study more effectively, academics to teach more easily, and institutions to offer more support. Our digital products are designed to suit different study and teaching requirements. We offer Oxford VitalSource eBooks that are available perpetually or for rent, VitalSource Sampling which gives academics access to gratis Oxford VitalSource eBooks at the click of a button, Oxford Ascend Digital Resources that allow students to test their understanding of key principles with additional study materials, and Digital Solutions for inclusive access where we work with academics and institutions to offer LMS integration.

Oxford VitalSource eBooks are a digital version of a text, downloadable to your computer and accessible offline using the free VitalSource Bookshelf software. All of your Oxford VitalSource eBooks can be accessed from VitalSource Bookshelf and are accessible to customers anywhere in the world; no backpack needed!

Study more efficiently, save time and access all of your Oxford VitalSource eBooks across multiple devices, online or offline, whenever and wherever you want.

Paperback eBook (Perpetual Licence) eBook (6-Month Licence)*
Use in open book exams Accessible online & offline;  
anytime, anywhere
The same benefits of a
perpetual eBook at the
more economical price
The most flexible option for
a variety of study habits (add
post-its, tabs, photocopy
sections to study)
Highlight, annotate and
bookmark pages
Perfect for texts you
know you'll only need
for one semester
Annotate, highlight and 
mark-up your text
Perpetual offline access A budget option for
recommended reading
Easy to use indexes help
you navigate the content
Subscribe to your lecturers’
notes for additional insight into
the course material
Rentals are ‘self-returning’;
you don’t need to do anything
after the 6 month period.
Helpful bibliographies for
your further study needs
Share notes with your friends
to assist with group work
and assessments
 
Build your professional library Find what you’re looking for in
an instant with easy navigation
and an integrated search function
 
No need for you to buy
electronic equipment or devices
Take all of your textbooks with
you wherever you go
 
Helps you focus because you
won’t be distracted by Facebook.
No pop-ups!
Download and start studying
in minutes.
 
  • Access to the best Oxford textbooks at a price that will help those on a budget
  • Three-way access to Oxford VitalSource eBooks: online, download, app
  • Available on desktop (PC and Mac compatible), laptop, tablet, or smartphone (apps available on Apple and Android platforms)
  • Allows you to access and transfer your downloaded eBooks on all your devices (with a limit of 2 computers and 2 mobile devices)
  • Highlight text, add notes, subscribe to your instructors’ notes or share your notes with your friends
  • Notes and highlights will sync no matter what device they are made on
  • Export your notes and highlights to a PDF or to Microsoft OneNote
  • Find important information fast, search in one or all of your eBooks, your notes or your friends notes
  • Cite references in MLA, APA or Harvard style thanks to the easy citation button
  • The best-known higher education textbooks, study guides, classics, and more are now available through VitalSource Bookshelf

Oxford VitalSource eBooks can be purchased from the Oxford University Press ANZ website, theVitalSource Australian store and participating bookshops. Oxford VitalSource eBooks are single user only and are not available to libraries or institutions at this time.

Please note: First time VitalSource users will be required to download VitalSource Bookshelf and set up an account to download eBooks. VitalSource Bookshelf is free to download.

Unless you have purchased a 6-month eBook rental, Oxford VitalSource eBooks are non-expiring. Please note, "non-expiring" means that you will have offline perpetual access should you download your text to Bookshelf offline.

Yes, you can. VitalSource is available across Mac, Windows, iOS, Android.To download VitalSource Bookshelf on your device, please visit Bookshelf Download support and follow the prompts. You will also find instructions for individual devices. System and browser requirements apply.

VitalSource Bookshelf is available to download for free onto your desktop (PC and MAC), laptop, tablet or smartphone (Android and Apple platform supported) and you can transfer your downloaded eBooks to all of your devices up to four times - limited to 2 computers and 2 mobile devices.

Yes, you can access Oxford VitalSource eBooks both online and offline. To access offline, you will need to download VitalSource Bookshelf to your desktop. Please see the VitalSource support page for information about downloading Bookshelf.

Yes, you can print up to 10 pages from your Oxford VitalSource eBook once per login. You can also print all of your notes to assist you with your studies.

When you purchase an Oxford VitalSource eBook through the Oxford University Press website, you will receive an email containing your access code and instructions on how to redeem your Oxford VitalSource eBook.

VitalSource Bookshelf supports accessible features for vision and hearing impaired users. You can increase or decrease text size, and you can scale images and text to any size with multi-level zoom without losing page clarity. VitalSource Bookshelf offline also supports a ‘Text to Speech’ function, converting your textbook into an audio book on your device.

Please be aware that due to the way some Oxford VitalSource eBooks are built, some features such as VoiceOver and dynamic font increase may not be available.

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VitalSource Support

Oxford University Press titles are available on VitalSource Sampling so you can access gratis Oxford VitalSource eBooks at the click of a button.

VitalSource Sampling is an easy to use, self-service hub that provides access to a broad selection of gratis Oxford VitalSource eBooks, allowing lecturers and instructors the ability to view an entire text without the wait. Once you’ve been verified as a lecturer or instructor by your Sales and Learning Resource Consultant, you will be able to choose from a select range of titles at your leisure. Access your Oxford VitalSource eBook anytime, anywhere, online or offline, from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Paperback eBook (Perpetual Licence) eBook (6-Month Licence)*
Can be used in open book exams Accessible online & offline;  
anytime, anywhere
The same benefits of a
perpetual eBook at the
more economical price
The most flexible option for a
variety of study habits (add
post-its, tabs, photocopy
sections to study)
Ability to highlight, annotate
and bookmark pages
Perfect for texts that
are only needed for
one semester
Ability to annotate, highlight
and  mark-up text
Perpetual offline access A budget option for
recommended reading
Comes with easy to use indexes
that help with content navigation
Students can subscribe to your
notes for additional insight into
the course material
Rentals are ‘self-returning’;
students don’t need to do
anything after the 6 month
period.
Includes helpful bibliographies
for further study needs
Students can share notes with
their friends to assist with
group work and assessments
 
Can be used to build a
professional library
Content can be found quickly
with easy navigation and an
integrated search function
 
No need for students to buy
electronic equipment or devices
Students can take all of their
textbooks with them wherever
they go
 
Helps students focus because they
won’t be distracted by Facebook.
No pop-ups!
Ability to download and start
studying in minutes.
 
  • Access to the best Oxford textbooks at a price that will help those on a budget
  • Three-way access to Oxford VitalSource eBooks: online, download, app
  • Available on desktop (PC and Mac compatible), laptop, tablet, or smartphone (apps available on Apple and Android platforms)
  • Allows you to access and transfer your downloaded eBooks on all your devices (with a limit of 2 computers and 2 mobile devices)
  • Highlight text, add notes, subscribe to your instructors’ notes or share your notes with your friends
  • Notes and highlights will sync no matter what device they are made on
  • Export your notes and highlights to a PDF or to Microsoft OneNote
  • Find important information fast, search in one or all of your eBooks, your notes or your friends notes
  • Cite references in MLA, APA or Harvard style thanks to the easy citation button
  • The best-known higher education textbooks, study guides, classics, and more are now available through VitalSource Bookshelf

Go to vitalsource.com/en-au and follow the steps to create an account. When prompted, select the following option - ‘I am an instructor or educator who finds, evaluates or adopts course materials.’

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Your account will then go through a verification process, after which, if successful, you will be able to access VitalSource Sampling. Please note: you need to use a university email to sign up for this type of account.

If you already have an account, but have not identified as an instructor, please let your Sales and Learning Resource Consultant know. Your Sales and Learning Resource Consultant will send you a recommendation; doing so will prompt the change and will verify you as an instructor, allowing you to use VitalSource Sampling.

More information about account creation and set-up can be found through VitalSource Creating an Instructor Account.

To update your details, click on the account icon and select ‘User Info’. This will take you to a new page.

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Once the new page is open, you will be able to update your details, including your email, name, password, and security question. You can also see your transactions through this feature, as well as the devices your account is enabled on.

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For your first sample, you will need to request a copy. Once you have been verified as an instructor, simply search for the Oxford VitalSource eBook that you want and click on ‘Request copy’.

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When you request your first sample, you will be prompted to fill out your course details.  An email will then be sent to your Sales and Learning Resource Consultant to verify that you are a lecturer.

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Once your Sales and Learning Resource Consultant verifies that you are a lecturer, you will be sent a notification email and will be able to access the Oxford VitalSource eBook. This can take 2-3 working days. You only need to be verified once and then you will have access to any eBooks available on the platform for sampling.


Please note: the Oxford VitalSource eBook will appear as pending until your request has been approved.

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Sometimes, your Sales and Learning Resource Consultant will recommend a title that you may be interested in. This means an Oxford VitalSource eBook will appear in ‘Publisher Recommendations’ for you to either accept or decline. You will also receive an email from your Sales and Learning Resource Consultant to let you know that a text has been recommended.

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After your Sales and Learning Resource Consultant has sent you a recommendation, you should receive an email indicating that a text has been recommended for you. If you're expecting such an email but can't find it, please check your junk or spam folders. If the email is in there, please add the email address to your contacts to prevent these emails from getting caught in your spam filter in future.

If you still cannot find your email, please contact VitalSource Support or call +61 8 7111 3343 for further assistance.

Once you have sampled an Oxford VitalSource eBook, or accepted a recommendation, it will appear in ‘My Library’ for you to access at any time. Just click on the title you want to read and it will open in VitalSource Bookshelf.

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Please visit VitalSource Support for information about accessing VitalSource on all supported devices.

VitalSource Bookshelf is available to download for free onto your desktop (PC and MAC), laptop, tablet or smartphone (Android and Apple platform supported) and you can transfer your downloaded eBooks to all of your devices up to four times - limited to 2 computers and 2 mobile devices.

Yes, you can access Oxford VitalSource eBooks both online and offline. To access offline, you will need to download VitalSource Bookshelf to your desktop. Please see VitalSource Support for information about downloading Bookshelf.

A broad selection of Oxford VitalSource eBooks have been made available for sampling. Please contact your Sales and Learning Resource Consultant if you are looking for a particular title. Alternatively, you can search for Oxford VitalSource eBooks through the VitalSource website.

Oxford VitalSource eBooks are non-expiring. Please note: "non-expiring" means that the access for the downloadable version of your text for computer and mobile devices will not expire. Your Oxford VitalSource eBook will be available via Bookshelf online for one year.

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Talk to your Sales and Learning Resource Consultant

VitalSource Support

Oxford Ascend is the home of online resources for higher education students to help them succeed with their studies. These resources are designed for students to practise, revise and test their knowledge, encouraging reflective learning and leading to better results.

We collaborate with academics and professionals to create resources that help students learn, we create interactive resources to help students revise and cement learning, and we empower students to effectively engage with immersive content and digital tools that encourage reflective learning and lead to better results.

The interactive Digital Resources are Oxford's own brand of student learning resources and are accessible online through Oxford Ascend. Interactive resources help students revise and cement learning; prepare for professional situations; and achieve success with each subject.

Some information is just better accessed online. Students can watch a case study, flick to a website to read some extra material, listen to the author explain a complex topic, and then answer some revision questions – all online and on any internet capable device.

How to create an Oxford Ascend account

In the back of your book are instructions and a code. Please go to Oxford Ascend, create an account and register the code once logged into your account.

Each code can only be activated once. If you have bought a second hand edition and the code has been used you can buy access to the digital resources on this website. Please note, some digital resources may not be available for individual purchase.

If you would like to read about the features of a particular interactive eBook or digital resource please visits the book’s web page for more information.

*Please note: If your textbook comes with an obook and mentions Oxford Digital, this can be accessed through Oxford Ascend.

How to activate a product in Oxford Ascend

Each Digital Resource package is built to suit whatever students studying that subject will need most to help them succeed. Resources may include:

  • Self-test quizzes
  • Interactive problem solving exercises
  • Additional chapters
  • Videos
  • Case studies
  • Problem sets
  • Audio summaries
  • Articles
  • Practitioner profiles
  • Case studies
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Flashcard glossaries
  • Templates and many more

Most digital resources can be purchased separately. Specific details can be found on a book’s web page.

If you purchased the eBook version of the text, the Oxford Ascend Digital Resources can be purchased separately via this website. Please note, some digital resources may not be available for individual purchase.

An obook is Oxford's own brand of eBook. It is an interactive eBook that provides a truly integrated eText with extra content and resources built in. Obooks are accessible online through Oxford Ascend.


Digital Support

Oxford Ascend Digital Resources

Inclusive access gives all enrolled students access to digital course materials, such as textbooks, meaning all students can start their course on the same page. Oxford University Press can help you provide immediate digital access to quality, peer-reviewed resources to your students from their first day of class. We can tailor delivery to suit the needs of your institution and assist with training academics so they can make the most of inclusive access to enhance their teaching and encourage student success.

Learn more about Digital Solutions