Student Resources

Norton offers students a wide range of both free and inexpensive resources to help them study new material and review for exams, including quizzes, flashcards, review plans, and much more. Additionally, the W. W. Norton site allows for easy purchasing of textbooks, companion readers, and other traditional resources. Locating materials is fast and easy. Simply browse or search for your textbook title; when you find it, click on the “for students” link in the gray box under the author’s name. This page will highlight the various resources available for your book. Note that not all titles offer digital resources for students.


Did your instructor assign SmartWork? In order to register, follow these instructions. You will need a valid email address, an Enrollment Key from your instructor, and a registration code from W. W. Norton. If you do not have an enrollment key, contact your instructor. If you do not have a registration code, you may purchase one online from W. W. Norton by selecting your book from our list of SmartWork supported books. If you have lost your multiple-use registration code from last semester, use our registration code search function. Find answers to other common questions at our SmartWork Help Page. Find out more general information, including how SmartWork helps you succeed on homework, at About SmartWork Online Homework.


An affordable and convenient alternative to print textbooks, Norton ebooks retain the content and design of the print book and allow you to highlight and take notes with ease, print chapters as needed, and search the text.  Norton ebooks are available for purchase and use online as well as downloadable PDFs. Don't want to buy online? Some campus bookstores sell registration codes that can be used to access material easily and safely on our website.


StudySpace tells you what you know, shows you what you still need to review, and then gives you an organized study plan to master the material.  As a student, you need an effective and well-designed online resource to help you succeed –– StudySpace is unmatched in providing a one-stop solution that’s closely aligned with your textbook.


Norton’s website makes it simple to purchase a book package —i.e., one or more books bundled together at a special discounted price. Add a book, like our popular Norton Anthology of American Literature, that is part of a package to your shopping cart. Then, we will automatically offer you the option to add a free Norton Critical Edition to your order.