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Textbook Resources: Getting Started

What books do you need?

Welcome to the Cincinnati State Library Textbook Resources site --stack of books

This guide was created to help students save money by providing links to a range of textbook options.

Once you know what books you need, you can see if they are on reserve, check if they can be ordered from a library, or compare prices with the Cincinnati State and online bookstores. Most textbooks CANNOT be ordered through a library but you may still want to check library options first before purchasing them.

To find your textbooks, you need to know:                                                                                

  • the Title
  • the Author's first and last name
  • and the Year or Edition

This information can be found on your class syllabus or on the Cincinnati State Bookstore website with the directions listed below.


1. Using your schedule ,select the term, the department, the course number, and the section. English 131 -20 would be entered as:

    Selecting a course on the bookstore website

 2. Hit submit and record the information you need from the course material list.

List of Course Materials