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GETTING STARTED

Welcome to Routledge Reference Online.

Every page of the site includes the items listed below. Click on any highlighted item in the list to see more-detailed help.

In the top pane: SEARCH box.

In the navigation bar:

  • Routledge Reference Online button to return to the Routledge Reference Online home page.

To view the resource please login using the user id and password you registered with. If you are using IP address authentication you will be logged in directly.

You can see following links at the navigation bar on the top.

  • Browse book list button for browsing the site by book title.
  • Browse by Subject button for browsing the site by subject classification.
  • Help button.

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LOOKUP ENTRIES

To browse a list of entry headings from all books, click the Browse by Entries link in the navigation bar of any page.

Click a letter in the A–Z line to see the list of entry headings beginning with that letter, or click Next or Previous to see the next or previous page of entries. The first and last entry in each list are indicated at the start of the list.

Click the required entry heading in the first column to view the content of that entry. The second column indicates the book in which each entry appears.

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BROWSE BY BOOK

To browse a list of all the book titles included in your subscription (independently of the subject resource they belong to), click the Browse by Books link in the navigation bar of any page.

Click a letter in the A–Z line to see the list of titles beginning with that letter, or click Next or Previous to see the next or previous page of titles. The first and last book in each list are indicated at the start of the list.

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

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BROWSE BY SUBJECT

To browse the book titles by subject, click the Browse by Subject link in the navigation bar of any page.

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 graphically distinct from other terms in the classification.

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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BROWSING INSIDE THE BOOK

Content pages for the main body or front- and back-matter of a book may include the following components:

  • Entry content, in the middle of the page.
  • Immediately below the navigation bar, the title of the book in which the entry appears.
  • Links allowing the user 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 of the page, a list of links to related entries within the same book.
  • Also 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.
  • At the foot of the page, a boxed citation comprising the details that must be included whenever content from that page is reproduced.

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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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Every page of the site includes a Search box in the top pane.

All searches are insensitive to case and accented characters; accents are disregarded in both the search text entered by the user and the site content being searched.

  • Using Wildcard
    The following wildcard characters can be added to search terms: * for zero or more characters, or ? for zero or one character.
  • Boolean Search
  • Fuzzy Search

To perform a full-text (quick) search, enter the term in the search box at the top of any page and click the Search button. The following categories of result will be prioritized:

  • Results occurring in headings, titles and other main fields
  • Exact phrase matches (results including all the search terms, in the order specified)
  • Other exact matches
  • Results that begin with the search term
  • A Boolean AND operator is applied to searches. If no results are found initially, the scope will automatically be widened until results are obtained.

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