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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is REP Online?
  2. If I have the print or CD-ROM edition of the REP, why do I need REP Online?
  3. What are the benefits of REP Online?
  4. Is REP Online updated?
  5. What updates are already planned?
  6. Who will use REP Online?
  7. What purchasing options are there?
  8. How do I subscribe to REP Online?
  9. What are the technical requirements for accessing REP Online?
  10. Is access granted via IP address or Username and Password?
  11. Is it possible to trial REP Online before purchase?
  12. How can I buy REP Online through my consortium?
  13. How do I cite REP Online when I refer to it in my teaching/coursework?

Q. What is REP Online?
A. REP Online is the online version of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Published in June 1998 in print and CD-ROM editions, this was the first multi-volume Encyclopedia released in the discipline for over thirty years. It was immediately received as a monumental, ground-breaking work and won numerous awards including Editor's Choice (Reference Books Bulletin), 50 Sources for the Millennium (Library Journal) and Outstanding Reference Source (American Library Association).

Q. If I have the print or CD-ROM edition of the REP, why do I need REP Online?
A. REP Online opens up the Encyclopedia to wider access for teaching, learning and research purposes. It is also a dynamic resource, which we will update quarterly to include developments of all kinds in the philosophical world, making it the definitive Encyclopedia in this area for generations to come.

Q. What are the benefits of REP Online?
A. REP Online will be an invaluable addition to your collection. It is the most up-to-date philosophy resource available. Numerous teachers, lecturers, students and general readers alike can access the resource as a personal teaching or learning tool at one time - from workstations in your library, or from desktops elsewhere, as it can cross complex academic campus or public library networks. The online format makes the Encyclopedia incredibly easy to use and highly searchable. It gives you a wealth of data at your fingertips, with: 25,000 hot-linked cross-references between articles; editorially defined links to other philosophy resources; a comprehensive conceptual organisation of key terms, themes and names; and articles organised by theme, philosophical traditions by region, religious traditions, and period - all accessible by a few mouse clicks.

Q. Is REP Online updated?
A. Yes. REP Online is a dynamic resource, with regularly added material, year on year. It is be updated in a number of different ways, with: new, revised and updated articles; refreshed bibliographies; introduction of more interdisciplinary subject guides; reviews and global research news, and links to other philosophy web resources. Click here for details of new articles and updates.

Q. Who will use REP Online?
A. REP Online is specially designed to meet the needs of all types of user, at all levels of experience. Undergraduates, postgraduates, professional teachers and researchers in philosophy will find the resource invaluable, as will students and teachers in other areas such as religion, psychology, language, literature, law, politics, history, classical studies, cultural studies, science, medicine and mathematics.

Q. What purchasing options are there?
A. Version 2.0, with its new features, design and content, offers wider purchasing options to suit every institution or library. Whether you require access to your entire institution, university library, a small department or a specified number of concurrent users, we have the pricing option to suit you. Click here for pricing information.

Q. How do I subscribe to REP Online?
A. Subscribing is only an email, phone call or fax away. If you are unsure at any time, simply contact the relevant email address REP Online UK & ROW or REP Online North America for assistance. If you provide us with details of your usership requirements, we are happy to provide you with a pricing quotation. Click here for pricing and ordering information.

Q. What are the technical requirements for accessing REP Online?
A. As REP Online is web-based, any PC or Mac computer with Internet access installed will grant access to REP Online subscribers. For optimum viewing and use of the Encyclopedia, your browser should conform to the equivalent of Netscape 4.0 or Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher. (Note: cookies for the REP Online site should not be disabled in your browser. Any proxy servers or firewalls should not block cookies).

Q. Is access granted via IP address or Username and Password?
A. It's up to you - whatever best suits you and your institution. We find that the majority of customers prefer access via IP address.

Q. Is it possible to trial REP Online before purchase?
A. Absolutely. If you wish to arrange a free trial with us, go to the Free Trial page, fill in and submit the appropriate form. Alternatively, contact rep-admin-us@rep.routledge.com for North America or rep-admin-uk@rep.routledge.com for Rest of World. If you want to go to the Free Trial page now, click here.

Q. How can I buy REP Online through my consortium?
A. If you wish to buy through your library consortium, you can pass their details on to us - we will contact them to organise your deal. Contact rep-admin-us@rep.routledge.com for North America or rep-admin-uk@rep.routledge.com for Rest of World.

Q. How do I cite REP Online when I refer to it in my teaching/coursework?
A. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online. [year]. General Editor: Edward Craig. http://www.rep.routledge.com/ Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group.



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