Accessing your VitalSource Faculty Sampling Site
Starting February 13th, 2020 users will be logging into VitalSource website and no longer use the Campus Portal. Once on the VitalSource website, users will need to reset their password.
This guide shows faculty how to use the VitalSource Faculty Sampling to search for textbooks to use in your course(s).
Logging in to VitalSource Faculty Sampling Site
Login to your CSUF Faculty / Staff Portal
Follow the instructions at Logging into the Campus Portal, if you need assistance logging into the campus portal.
In the search field, type “VitalSource”
Then select “VitalSource Faculty Sampling”
Click the Login button
To reset your password, please see the Resetting Password
Click the Forgot your password? link
VitalSource will send you an email with a link to reset your password
Follow the instructions to reset Password:
A. Enter your email address
B. Complete the reCAPTCHA prompt
C. Click the Submit button
Click the Reset Password button
Click "Faculty Sampling"
Enter the ISBN number, Title, Author, or subject to search
Search for the eBook “Data Visualization”
Type in Data Visualization in the search bar
All affiliated eBooks with similar names will populate on the screen as options to select from. Select the desired eBook.
Click the "Add to Library" button
Request your Complimentary Access from the Publisher:
- Fill out the course information for your complimentary access from the publisher,
- Click “Complete Your Request”
Click "Read Now" to begin reading the eBook
Congratulations!! Your eBook can be read in your "VitalSource Bookshelf"
The reader is the same platform as the VitalSource Bookshelf. You can read your eBook online, or offline via the android or iOS app by searching your VitalSource Bookshelf.
For your iOS or Android device, download the VitalSource Bookshelf app "Bookshelf".
To search and download the VitalSource Bookshelf app:
- On your iOS device, go to iTunes.
- On your Android device, go to the Google Play.
Need More Help?
- Titan Shops - email: [email protected] or call (657)278-4981. Contact the Titan Shops for ordering and access issues with your eMaterials.
CSUF HelpDesk - email: [email protected] or call (657)278-7777. Contact the IT HelpDesk for technical assistance needed on your Portal, or My Courses link(s) with your Titan Digital Access.
- Titan Digital Access Program for faculty
- VitalSource - See the VitalSource support website for Bookshelf mobile apps, FAQ, etc.