Downloading and using files
Before downloading any resources, check whether your computer has the appropriate software installed so that you will be able to view, print, decompress, or otherwise work with the downloaded files.
How to download files
- Find your textbook in our online catalog by browsing to it from the "Subject Catalog" menu or searching for it using the search at the top of this page.
- On your textbook's product page, click the "Resources" tab. Items available for download have files listed, which are hyperlinked.
- Click the name of the file you wish to download.
- You will be prompted to sign in. Enter your username and password. If you do not yet have a username, click "Request access."
- Once you sign in, read the terms and conditions and click "I accept."
- Save your file to your computer in a place where you will be able to find it.
Download time for each file depends on file size and the speed of your Internet connection.
Tip for TestGen test bank downloads: It's easier to find your test banks later if you save them to the TestGen folder on your computer. Because test bank downloads are in compressed format, you will need to expand the ZIP or SIT files after downloading.
Repeat the process for each file you want to download, such as multiple chapters in a guide. (Once you are signed in, you will remain signed in until you close your web browser; you will not be prompted to sign in again during that session.) After you have downloaded the final file, close any open download windows.
If you encounter any difficulties downloading instructor resources, visit Pearson Support.
To access the downloaded file, find the location on your computer where you saved file and double-click the file.
If the file is compressed or you cannot open it for some other reason, you may need to install a viewer or other application. See below for more information.
On some operating systems, if your browser recognizes that the application needed for viewing this type of file is already installed on your computer (for example, Adobe Acrobat Reader to view a PDF file), the file may open automatically in the browser window once the download is complete.
Tip: If you cannot locate the file, begin to download another file without closing your web browser. The default location for saving the new download will tell you where you last saved a file.
Applications needed to work with downloaded files
To view, print, expand, or otherwise work with downloaded instructor resources, a particular type of viewer or application may need to be installed on your computer. Each downloadable file includes a label of its format type, such as PDF file, to the right of its link name.
Manuals and guides are typically .PDF or .DOC files.
Assessments are typically in a compressed format, such as .ZIP (Windows) or .SIT (Mac). When you expand these files for TestGen test banks, they are in .BOK format.
Presentations are typically .PPT files.
Find out the software needed for these files below.
If you have downloaded a file, installed the needed application(s), and still cannot open the download file, visit Pearson Support.
You will need to install the TestGen application. Go to http://www.pearsoned.com/testgen/ and click the DOWNLOADS link. When prompted to sign in, use the same username and password that you use to download instructor resource files from this site.
If you already have TestGen installed, check its version for compatibility with downloaded test banks to see whether you may need to upgrade by installing the latest version, as described above.
The version of TestGen used to create each downloadable test bank is listed beneath each Instructor Resource test bank file link.To find out your installed version of TestGen: Start TestGen and select About from its help menu.
For more information, see the TestGen section of this page.
If you do not have Microsoft Word, you will need to download the Word Viewer from the Microsoft website.
If you do not have Adobe Acrobat, you will need to download PDF Reader from the Adobe website.
If you do not have Microsoft PowerPoint, you need to download the PowerPoint Viewer from the Microsoft website. This viewer version lets you view presentations created in PowerPoint 97 or later versions.
Expanding .ZIP or .SIT compressed files
Large files are compressed for speedier downloading.
If you are using Windows XP, Vista, or a newer version of Windows, you do not need any extra software to extract these files. Simply download the file to your Desktop, locate the file, and double-click it to open it. Then, drag the enclosed file to a new location (e.g., your Desktop). To extract the entire contents of a compressed folder, right-click the folder, click Extract All, and then follow the onscreen instructions.
If you are using Mac OS X or newer, you do not need any extra software to extract these files. Simply download the file to your computer, locate the file, and double-click the icon. The Finder will create a new folder with the same name as the archive file and decompress all the files from the archive in that folder.
If you are not using Windows XP, Vista, or Mac OS X, you will need to install a utility app for extracdting compressed files.
For instructions on how to extract compressed files to their native format, refer to the Help that comes with the utility you have chosen to use.
Once the downloaded files have been unzipped or unstuffed, you may need another type of software to work with them. For example, compressed TestGen test banks will yield native BOK files, which require that you have the TestGen application installed. For more information, see BOK files.
File size considerations
Each downloadable file includes a file size label to the right of its link name. If no file size unit is indicated, such as KB or MB, then the size is in bytes. 1024 bytes = 1 KB (kilobyte), 1024 KB = 1 MB (megabyte).
Compressed download files will expand to a larger size. If you download a compressed file (such as .ZIP or .SIT), the expanded native file will likely be significantly larger. For example, a compressed TestGen test bank that is 3 MB can be 12 MB when unzipped/unstuffed to its native .BOK format on your computer.