An access code lets you register online materials that may come packaged with some new Cengage textbooks, purchased on a printed
card at local bookstores, or purchased online. Please follow the instructions provided with your access code to register your
A course key is a string of numbers and letters that identifies the specific materials you will need access to for your course. Your instructor should provide this key to you.
Course keys for most Cengage products can be registered here. Those products have course keys which are a 12 or 15-digit string of numbers and letters.
There are a few specific types of course keys that cannot be registered here. To register a WebAssign class key, go here. For CourseMate, Write Experience and others, first activate your product access code. Then login to CengageBrain, open the product and enter the course key directly into the product.