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FAQ - Textbooks

Timely and accurate information about textbooks can contribute to making your term a success. The following information will help you to become an educated consumer, no matter where you choose to buy your textbooks.

What is Pageburst on VitalSource, and what are the technical requirements?

  1. What is Pageburst?
    • Pageburst is Elsevier’s brand of e-book for health professions.
  2. What is Pageburst on VitalSource?
    • Pageburst on VitalSource features a flexible text display that adjusts and reformats to fit various screen sizes, from a large desktop monitor to a smartphone.
  3. How do I access the content of a Pageburst e-book?
    • After purchasing Pageburst e-books online at https://evolve.elsevier.com, your Elsevier Evolve account will immediately display your Pageburst e-books in the “My Evolve” tab.
  4. What are the Pageburst on VitalSource technical requirements?
    • Online Browser Requirements
      Active Internet connection
      Google Chrome (latest version)
      Firefox (latest version)
      Internet Explorer 11
      Safari 11
    • Mac
      Latest Mac Version: 6.5.0
      Post Date: 4/28/2014
      File Size (Mac): 29.5 MB
      System Requirements:
      • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
      • Internet connection for registration and downloading of eTextbook.
    • PC
      Latest Windows Version: 7, 8,8.1, 10
      Post Date: 
      File Size (PC): 
      System Requirements:
      • Windows 7/8/8.1, 10 (32/64 bit)
      • Microsoft .Net 4.5
      • DirectX 10 compatible graphics card
      • Internet connection for registration and downloading of eTextbook.
    • Bookshelf for iOS
      Latest Version of Bookshelf for iOS: 7.0 or later
      Post Date: 
      File Size (iOS): 25.6 MB
      System Requirements:
      • iOS 7.0 and greater
      • Internet connection for registration and downloading of eTextbook.
    • Android
      Latest Android Version: 4.0 or later
      Post Date: 
      File Size: 15 MB
      System Requirements:
      • Android 4.0 or later
      • Access to the Google Play Store
      • Internet connection for registration and downloading of eTextbook.
    • Kindle Fire
      Latest Kindle Fire Version: 2.0.1 or later
      Post Date: 3/10/2014
      File Size: 15 MB
      System Requirements:
      • Kindle Fire 1,2,HD, or HDX model
      • Access to the Kindle Fire App Store
      • Internet connection for registration and downloading of eTextbook.

GSON textbook questions: Please review the second to last FAQ or e-mail GSON@bjc.org.

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