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E-resource guide: VitalSource Explore

VitalSource Explore

E-book collection and link


Content E-textbooks by the publishers Sage and Pearson. Includes Sage Catalyst collection with over 500 e-books. Click "Explore" to see the books/collections you have access to.
How to find the e-books

You can find the e-books in Andor search service or in the e-book service's own interface.

Number of simultaneous users
  • Mostly unlimited (Sage Catalyst books).
  • Also books with access restrictions. From "Book details" you can see how many persons can use the book simultaneously.
  • Choose "Continue without an account" (online reading does not require you to enter an email address and create an account). Accept the terms of use.
  • Books can be read online in a browser in VitalSource's Bookshelf app.
  • In VitalSource start to read a book by clicking
    • Open book (unlimited access, no load period) or
    • Borrow (limited number of simultaneous users and limited loan period)
Bookshelf app
  • You can download the VitalSource Bookshelf app to your device from your app store and read books offline.  
  • See links and instructions.
  • To use the app, you must create an account with VitalSource Explore. You can create it from the Create an account section on the login page.
Printing and copying

Limited and only for your own use. See instruction.

User guide

VitalSource support

Terms of use

Read the terms of use

Accessibility VitalSource support : accessibility
More information
  • ReadALoud possibility in the books.
  • Click "Sage Catalyst - live collection" on the front page and scroll down to see different subject collections. 


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