Improve your performance with flexible eBook solutions

Don’t limit how or where you can access the content of your eBook

Today’s researchers are mobile and connected to multiple devices and platforms. They need flexible and forward thinking solutions that support more efficient and productive work.


eBooks on VitalSource Bookshelf

VitalSource Bookshelf gives you access to content when, where, and how you want.

When you buy an eBook on VitalSource Bookshelf, enjoy such features as:

  • Access online or offline, on mobile or desktop devices
  • Bookmarks, highlights and notes sync across all your devices
  • Smart study tools such as note sharing and subscription, review mode, and Microsoft OneNote integration
  • Search and navigate content across your entire eBook on VitalSource Bookshelf library
  • Interactive notebook and read-aloud functionality
  • Look up additional information online by highlighting a word or phrase

DRM‐Free eBooks

Introducing uninterrupted research with DRM Free eBooks

DRM Free ebooks are accessible, easy, and flexible:


  • Access your DRM Free eBook in all available formats including ePub and PDF for mobile and desktops and Mobi for Kindle readers
  • No activation process to access your eBook. Start reading immediately across fully searchable content
  • eBook files are easily transferable between devices and operating systems, encouraging uninterrupted research to improve your performance
  • Download files into your preferred document reader
  • DRM free eBooks come with a personalized digital watermark, protecting you by identifying you as the owner of the copyrighted electronic content you’ve paid for; and protecting the publisher by providing means to identify sources of copyrighted material appearing on pirate websites.

Where do I find VitalSource and DRM Free eBooks on Elsevier bookstore?

Most of our Science & Technology eBook catalog is available in either DRM Free or VitalBook options. Just look for the “DRM Free” text as well as the available file formats, or “VitalBook” text below the eBook option on your Elsevier.com book product page. Choose your option and add to cart. It’s that easy.

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