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Help with routledge religion online


Below are instructions for browsing, searching, navigating, and printing when using the Routledge Religion Online interface.


When viewing a particular book in the collection, you can open the content by clicking on individual selections in the Table of Contents on the left, or in the text area on the right.

In some cases, you will need to open a larger section by clicking on the plus-sign (+) to the left of that section's title.

The various browsing options at the top of the page refer to the entire collection of books in the Routledge Religion Online database.


The Search box at the top of the screen offers two options: "Full content search," which looks for your search term(s) anywhere in the Routledge Religion Online database; "Search inside the title," which searches only through the text of the individual book you are viewing.    The default is to search the entire collection, but you can choose your preference by clicking on the appropriate button beneath the Search box.

  • You can use an asterisk (*) as a wild-card symbol, in order to search for forms of a word.  Example:  ritual* will find ritual, rituals, ritualistic, etc.
  • To search for entries containing more than one word, combine the words with AND.   Example:  (marriage* OR wedding*) AND (jew* OR judai*)
  • If you are looking for a multi-word phrase, such as ghost dance, simply the enter the words in the proper order and the search mechamism will give them highest priority in the search results.


It appears that the only way to print entries is to use your browser's search capabilities.