Faculty Center Network
The Faculty Center Network is a one-stop resource of college textbooks. It is intended for faculty to use as a research tool, and to assist you in making informed adoption decisions. When users connect to the Faculty Center Network, they have access to a robust bibliographic database of over 125,000 titles. Once inside the site, you have the ability to register and create a unique user name and password for future access.
Information & Features
You can locate books through an Advanced Search feature by author last name (any author listed for the textbook), title keyword, ISBN or general keyword. Or, they can browse by subject. There is a database of publisher contact information, a "What's New" area for industry news and a list of new titles pending release, searchable by title.
Once you locate a textbook, you have access to the following information and features:
Sort all titles in the database by any author listed with the textbook
Review the author(s) biography (ies)
Link to the previous edition or next edition of the textbook
Link to the publisher for more information about the textbook
Review bibliographic information such as the Summary, Table of Contents, Sample Chapter, or Preface
Link to the publisher for faculty supplement information
Link to supplements produced by the publisher to accompany the textbooks
Read reviews of the textbook
Obtain desk copy request information
In addition to the bibliographic information, you can review the title's subject ranking and adoption information. A title's subject ranking indicates its level of demand within a specific subject area according to MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc., order history. The subject ranking indicates the book's popularity within its assigned subject area. (Titles are assigned to the unique subject taxonomy created by MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc.). The adoption data indicates where and how often the textbook is used in the United States. In addition, you can view a list of schools that have adopted a particular textbook.
The greatest tool within the Faculty Center Network is the FCNotebook. It allows you to keep a separate list of titles that they are interested in so they do not have to search for those titles every time they visit the Faculty Center Network. From the FCNotebook, you can create an adoption list to bring to their campus book for ordering purposes. Once an adoption list is generated, users have an area to fill in name, campus address, department, phone number, e-mail address and term. Then on a title-by-title basis, users can enter course, section, quantity and statement of use information. You can also create an organized list of titles for requesting desk copies. (Faculty must contact publisher in order to receive a desk).