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  • ISBN: 978-0-393-68037-9
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Essential Cell Biology

Fifth Edition

Paperback + Digital Product License Key Folder

with Ebook, Smartwork5, and Animations

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Bruce Alberts (Author, University of California, San Francisco), Karen Hopkin (Author, Science writer), Alexander D. Johnson (Author, University of California, San Francisco), David Morgan (Author, University of California, San Francisco), Martin Raff (Author, University College London (Emeritus)), Keith Roberts (Author, University of East Anglia (Emeritus)), Peter Walter (Author, University of California, San Francisco)

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Interactive Instructor's Guide

IIGSearchable by chapter, phrase, topic, or learning objective, the Interactive Instructor’s Guide compiles the many valuable teaching resources available with Essentials of Cell Biology. This sortable database includes animations and videos, lecture outlines, learning objectives, primary literature suggestions, and more.

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Essential Cell Biology, Fifth Edition - IIG Access demo Website

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Norton Ebooks give students and instructors an enhanced reading experience at a fraction of the cost of a print textbook. Students are able to have an active reading experience and can take notes, bookmark, search, highlight, and even read offline. As an instructor, you can even add your own notes for students to see as they read the text. Norton Ebooks can be viewed on—and synced among—all computers and mobile devices.


Smartwork5 is an easy-to-use online assessment tool that helps students become better problem solvers through a variety of interactive question types and extensive answer-specific feedback. All Smartwork5 questions are written specifically for the book and include art, animations, and are tagged to Bloom’s levels and learning objectives. Get started quickly with our premade assignments or take advantage of Smartwork5’s flexibility by customizing questions and adding your own content. Integration with your campus LMS saves you time by allowing Smartwork5 grades to report right to your LMS gradebook, while individual and class-wide performance reports help you see students’ progress.


Easily add high quality Norton digital media to your online, hybrid, or lecture course—all at no cost. Norton Coursepacks work within your existing learning management system; there’s no new system to learn, and access is free and easy. Content is customizable and includes:

• Reading quizzes: Chapter-based assignments with multiple-choice questions.
• Learning objectives: Learning objectives written specifically for the text.
• Animations and video: Access to the full suite of animations.
• Flashcards and glossary: Study tools that allow students to enhance their learning outside of class.

Test Bank

Norton uses an innovative, evidence-based model to deliver high quality and pedagogically effective quizzes and testing materials. The framework to develop our test banks, quizzes, and support materials is the result of a collaboration with leading academic researchers and advisers. Questions are classified by section and difficulty, making it easy to construct tests and quizzes that are meaningful and diagnostic.

Videos and Animations

Streaming links give access to more than 130 videos and animations bring the concepts of cell biology to life.

PowerPoint Lecture Slides

All of the figures are integrated in PowerPoint along with the section and concept headings from the text.

Lecture PowerPointsSample, Chapter 4
(ZIP, 39.25 MB)

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Image Files

Every figure and photograph in the book is available for download in PowerPoint and JPG formats from /instructors.

Art Slides, Unlabeled, PowerPointSample, Chapter 4
(ZIP, 24.32 MB)

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Art Slides, Labeled, PowerPointSample, Chapter 4
(ZIP, 39.21 MB)

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Art Slides, Unlabeled, JPEGSample, Chapter 4
(ZIP, 21.39 MB)

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Art Slides, Labeled, JPEGSample, Chapter 4
(ZIP, 32.08 MB)

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Ultimate Guide to Teaching with Essential Cell Biology

The Ultimate Guide for teaching with Essential Cell Biology is an all-in-one resource for instructors who want to integrate active learning into their course. For every chapter of the text, the Ultimate Guide provides learning objectives, activities, primary literature and multimedia suggestions, discussion questions, and more. This content is also available to instructors in the online Interactive Instructor's Guide.