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GETTING STARTED

Welcome to Routledge Reference Online.

To begin, please login using the user id and password you registered with. If you are using IP address authentication you will be logged in automatically.

Using the top navigation bar on the Routledge Reference Online home page you can do the following things:

  • Search across all your subscribed content by Keyword, Book Title, Author/Editor or Bibliography
  • Browse your subscribed list of books
  • Browse your subscribed Resources
  • Browse all Resources under Humanities or Social Sciences.

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BROWSE SUBSCRIBED BOOKLIST

To browse a list of all the book titles included in your subscription (independently of the subject resource they belong to), hover your mouse over Routledge Online and then click on Browse Subscribed Booklist on the navigation bar of any page.

The books are alphabetised. Click on a letter to see the list of titles beginning with that letter.

Click the required book title to view the title page for that book.

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BROWSE SUBSCRIBED RESOURCES

To browse your subscribed Resources, hover your mouse over Routledge Online and then click on Browse Subscribed Resources on the navigation bar.

Each Resource is graphically represented on the page. Click on the appropriate graphic to access the Resource.

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BROWSE ALL RESOURCES

To browse all of the Resources on Routledge Reference Online, hover your mouse over More Routledge Online and then click on Humanities or Social Sciences.

From here you can order a free trial, submit a price enquiry or subscribe to any additional Resource of interest.

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BROWSING YOUR RESOURCES

From within any of your Resources you can do the following things:

  • Browse a list of books within the Resource
  • Browse by subject within the Resource
  • Browse inside the books
  • Look up A-Z entries within the Resource and within a book
  • Search across the Resource by Keyword, Book Title, Author/Editor or Bibliography

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BROWSE BOOKLIST

To browse a list of all the book titles included in one Resource, hover your mouse over the title of the Resource in the top navigation bar and then click on Browse Booklist.

The books are displayed in list format and are sortable by date added to site (newest first) or by title.

Click the required book title to view the title page for that book.

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BROWSE BY SUBJECT

To browse a Resource by subject, hover your mouse over the title of the Resource in the top navigation bar and then click on Browse by Subject.

A hierarchical subject classification is displayed on the left-hand side of subject browse pages. The initial view of the classification comprises a number of broad, top-level subject areas. To display subjects at the next level down, click a subject term. Continue to browse the classification in this way until you see the subject term you are interested in. The currently selected subject is highlighted.

When a subject is selected, a list of book titles relevant to that subject is displayed in the centre of the page. Clicking a title takes the user to the title page for that book.

Books are classified under as many different subject terms as are appropriate.

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BROWSE INSIDE THE BOOK

Content pages of a book may include the following components:

  • Entry content, in the middle of the page.
  • Links allowing you to move to the next or previous section and next or previous search result (if the page was reached via a search).
  • A 'breadcrumb trail': a path indicating the position of the current page within the site.
  • On the left-hand side, a table of contents for the current book, allowing navigation within the book. Clicking the heading Browse Table of contents (once) displays the table of contents if it was previously hidden, or hides it if it was previously displayed. The table remains visible or hidden, according to your last action, when successive pages are displayed.
  • Also on the left-hand side, a table of contents for the current book, allowing navigation within the book. Clicking on the headings will display the corresponding content and will also display sections within that top level of content, if available.
  • At the foot of the page, a citation comprising the details that must be included whenever content from that page is reproduced.

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LOOK-UP ENTRIES

You can look up A–Z entries on two levels:

  • Across an entire Resource
  • Within one title

To browse A–Z entries across an entire Resource, go to the Resource home page and start typing in the look up entries box.

To browse A–Z entries within a title, use the look up entries search box on the title page.

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GENERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT ROUTLEDGE REFERENCE ONLINE

About Routledge Reference Online

What is available online?

There are 9 subject portals spanning Humanities and Social Sciences, which bring together the very best subject reference content from across our publishing heritage, including titles which have received critical accolades and places on the best reference lists

How often is RRO updated?

Routledge Reference Online is updated regularly with new content. Recent updates can be seen to the right of each of the subject portals as well as the homepage.

Which browsers will Routledge Reference Online run on?

Routledge Reference Online can run on IE 8 and later, Firefox 10.0 and later, Google chrome etc.

Is it possible to have a free trial?

30-Day FREE trials are available for libraries and institutions. For further information please contact your Sales Rep or e-reference@taylorandfrancis.com (customers in North and South America) / online.sales@tandf.co.uk (all other customers)

Does Routledge Reference Online support federated searching?

Routledge Reference Online supports federated searching across all subject collections. For more information about our searches, including advanced search options and A-Z look-up please visit our search help page: http://www.routledgeonline.com/SearchHelp.aspx

Account Queries

I have forgotten my username and password

Please contact your Sales Rep or e-reference@taylorandfrancis.com (customers North and South America) / online.sales@tandf.co.uk (all other customers)

I'm being bounced back to a blank log-in screen

Your access might have expired or you are trying to login from a network that is not set-up to access to the sites. Please contact your Libraian to arrange for the Access.

Can I access Routledge Reference Online away from my library/institution?

There are various ways of Remote Access on offer. Please contact your librarian who will be able to advise you on your specific library’s set-up

Do you offer library card access?

Yes, please contact your Sales Rep or e-reference@taylorandfrancis.com (customers North and South America) / online.sales@tandf.co.uk (all other customers)

Is Routledge Reference Online accessible through Athens?

Yes, please contact your Sales Rep or e-reference@taylorandfrancis.com (customers North and South America) / online.sales@tandf.co.uk (all other customers) to set you up for Athen Access.

Can I see usage statistics for my library/institution?

Yes, there is a librarian’s administration area from where you can download your usage statistics. If you don’t know your login details, please contact your Sales Rep or e-reference@taylorandfrancis.com (customers North and South America)/online.sales@tandf.co.uk (all other customers)

How do I update my institution's subscription record?

Please contact your Sales Rep or e-reference@taylorandfrancis.com (customers North and South America) / online.sales@tandf.co.uk (all other customers)

Are there MARC Records available?

yes, please contact your Sales Rep or e-reference@taylorandfrancis.com (customers North and South America) / online.sales@tandf.co.uk (all other customers)

How can I view or edit the MARC Records I downloaded from RRO?

I would delete this question, as librarians cannot download the records themselves.

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To learn more about how to use it, visit the Search Help page.

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