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20 Best Places to Find Free Books Online

All about books By January 13, 2023 Last Updated on January 13, 2023 by Abigail White Tags: , , No Comments

Don’t you wish you could have access to a huge catalogue of free books, right at your fingertips?

When you’re as big of a bookworm as we are, you know that reading can quickly become an expensive hobby. Buying a new book every time you’re ready for a new tale is not financially sustainable, especially if you prefer hardbacks. Even second-hand books can become a strain on your wallet and cost you a pretty penny. And it’s absolutely obvious that people strive to find reliable ways to reduce costs at least to certain extent. Some of the great solutions here can become scholarships for books and sites with free books.

Shadow Libraries: The Dilemma

All about books By January 11, 2023 Last Updated on January 16, 2023 by Olivia Smith Tags: , No Comments

It’s impossible to carry out quality research without access to academic works and the most recent news from the scientific community. However, if you’re an independent researcher without direct affiliation to a public institution and access to such resources as JSTOR or Elsevier, or if you are a fellow researcher or a student but your university doesn’t provide access to the aforementioned resources—what are you to do?

Certain publishers, especially big publishers, have rights to most scholarly works, and access to this information costs a lot. Therefore, many research articles stay unavailable to researchers and scholars. It’s true that open-access journals have been on the rise recently; however, as a matter of fact, a large proportion of them can’t be truly categorized as open-access. So to answer the earlier question: those who need access to paid research content have to find alternative ways to get what they need: free textbooks online or shadow libraries.

No More Amazon Book Rentals—Where to Rent Textbooks Now?

All about books By December 26, 2022 Last Updated on May 22, 2023 by Olivia Smith Tags: , No Comments

The major news hit the industry in December: Amazon has decided to end its print textbook rentals for good. As an industry participant, we at BookScouter decided to share our thoughts on the subject.

As of Dec 14, 2022, Amazon, which offered a flexible and affordable way to get access to physical and digital textbooks for more than a decade, has recently announced the discontinuation of its print textbook rental program and coming changes to its print and digital magazine and newspaper subscriptions.

Who Wrote the First Textbook?

All about books By December 19, 2022 Last Updated on December 21, 2022 by Olivia Smith No Comments

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Everyone knows what a textbook is; everyone had a pile of various textbooks while they were at school and in college. However, we were so busy studying to even wonder who the author of the first calculus textbook was and when the first geography textbook was published. Because, well, who cares? Yet, we got curious now and decided to find out more about the first textbooks and their authors. In this blog post, we’re answering the most popular questions about first-ever published textbooks.

2022 National Book Awards Winners

All about books By December 9, 2022 Last Updated on December 9, 2022 by Olivia Smith Tags: , , No Comments

Each year, writers and book lovers alike look forward to the unveiling of the National Book Awards winners, presented by the National Book Foundation.

This year was no different, as 2022 was a big year for books. The award finalists were revealed in October—five finalists in each category—before the winners were announced in a live awards ceremony on November 16, hosted by New York Times bestselling author and producer of Hulu’s celebrated docuseries Taste the Nation, Padma Lakshmi.

Slader (Quizlet Explanations) vs. Chegg Study vs. Course Hero—Textbook Solutions Comparison

Study tips, All about books By November 24, 2022 Last Updated on May 23, 2023 by Olivia Smith Tags: , , , No Comments

Complicated subjects and homework overload make many students struggle in class. Overwhelmed with the number of assignments and being short of time, many seek assistance online. Many platforms claim to be both competent and effective in dealing with student needs and capable of meeting their requirements—to lessen the workload, cover knowledge gaps, provide 24/7 expert assistance, give answers, and help improve understanding and grades.


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