Search for Your Assets in VitalSource Manage

Search for Your Assets in VitalSource Manage

Depending on what you’re looking for within your inventory, from a listing of your active content, to specific information on one title, to running a report on distributors of your content, Manage will help you easily manage your assets and inventory. 

Basic Search 

Use the basic search to manage pricing, distributors, and quickly create codes for your assets. You can search on the following to retrieve content:  

  • ISBN, Customer ISBN, or VBID (VitalBook Identifier) 
  • Title 
  • Author

To execute a basic search:

  1. Log in to
  2. Click on the hamburger icon hamburger_icon.jpg to open the main menu. 
  3. In the Content tab, click on Basic Search.


  1. Enter your search criteria, then press Enter.

Note: when executing searches in Basic and Advanced Search, the first 100 entries will appear. For a complete list of results (50,000 lines or less), export export_manage.jpgto Excel. 

Advanced Search

If you're looking for a more focused search, additional search criteria, such as Distributor, Edition, Asset Status, and Created Date, are available by using the Advanced Search option in Manage. 

  1. From the Content tab, click on Advanced Search. 
  2. Choose from the available criteria and click Search. 

Your results will display in a list and will include the following: 

  • Asset Status
  • Preview of book cover 
  • Author 
  • Publisher name  
  • ISBN 
  • Asset format 
  • License term  


Click on the book cover or on the title for the Asset Page. Here, you can view metadata for this asset.


*The image above was taken from our newly redesigned Asset Page in Manage. To find out more about the redesign, please visit New Asset Page Redesign - Manage
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