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Cengage Unlimited


Cengage Unlimited

What is Cengage Unlimited?

Cengage Unlimited is a digital subscription service for textbooks and digital platforms published by Cengage. It’s like Netflix – but for textbooks.

How do I know if I will be using textbooks published by Cengage?

Check out your booklist on your student portal (Go to ‘Academics’ and then ‘Booklist’) and look at the ‘Publisher’ column for your books. If it says ‘Cengage’, the book is available on Cengage Unlimited. The only exception is if there is a # after the author’s name.


If you have books on your list that are published by Cengage, now you must decide:

Is Cengage Unlimited right for me?

Are you enrolled in more than one Inclusive Access class using MindTap?

Inclusive Access Courses that use MindTap


Digital Materials Fee


College 101



Micro: Access Intro



Micro: Excel Intro



Micro: Excel Part 2



Micro: Powerpoint



Micro: Windows/Basic



Micro: Word Intro



Micro: Word Part 2




If you answered ‘yes’ – then Cengage Unlimited is the choice for you because a 4-month subscription is $119.99.


What’s your learning style?

  • Do you prefer to read your books on one of your devices? Then Cengage Unlimited is a great option because it can save you money and it fits into how you learn.
  • If the print copy is going to be the best tool to help you succeed, then Cengage Unlimited is not for you – and that’s okay. Many NWTC students prefer the print version to the digital version.

What does your syllabus say?

There are some programs and courses where the instructional teams have specified a preference for students using the print version of the textbook. Please consult your syllabus to verify if your instructor requires you have the print copy.

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