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What content is available in Theology and Religion Online?
Theology and Religion Online is the digital home to a growing range of resources with content covering Theology, Biblical Studies, and Religious Studies. The resource currently includes T&T Clark Theology Library, T&T Clark Jesus Library, Library of Catholic Thought, Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries, Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary, Eerdmans Bible Commentaries: New Testament, Eerdmans Bible Commentaries: Old Testament, and will build out to include more modules in Religious and Biblical Studies.

Is the content included in Theology and Religion Online available online anywhere else?
A significant amount of the content is exclusive to Theology and Religion Online, including multiple major reference works and a wealth of specially commissioned articles. A limited number of eBooks found in the resource are available on other Bloomsbury digital products, including Bloomsbury Collections

All eBooks found in the database are fully-indexed exclusively for the resource, and can be cross-searched with other related content.

Will the resource be updated?
Yes, new and revised content will be added Theology and Religion Online in regular updates to ensure the platform reflects the latest theological developments and cutting-edge scholarship. 

Who is the resource for?
Theology and Religion Online is an invaluable resource for students, scholars and researchers studying across Theology, Biblical Studies and Religious Studies. Key topics currently covered include Christian doctrines, major theologians and 20th century theology. Forthcoming modules will include products focusing on Jesus, Catholic thought, religions in North America, church history and many other topics.

Why can't I see all of the available content?
Theology and Religion Online is subscription-sensitive, meaning that by default users will only see collections to which they have access. They can still choose to explore the free Teaching and Learning Resources and Featured Content showcasing curated content from across the platform. They will also be able to view information about all of the available collections from the About page if they wish. This development has been added in response to user feedback and is designed to simplify journeys through the platform, while ensuring users primarily only see content which is most relevant to their institution’s subscription(s).

Do I need to log in to access the site?

Most institutions will set up their access via IP-authentication, which means that users are automatically ‘logged in’ when accessing through their institution. If you have been recognised as a user from a subscribing institution, this will be signalled by the ‘Access provided by…’ message in the site header. Some institutions require username and password access. If you are in doubt as to how to access the site, please contact your library.

Is there a limit on the number of users that can use the site at the same time?

No, access is available on an unlimited simultaneous user basis.

Does the site support access via Shibboleth?

Yes. If your institution uses authentication via Shibboleth, select this option from the Log In page.

Can I access Theology and Religion Online on a mobile device?

Yes, the site is responsive, and fully optimised for displaying on a range of tablet and smartphone interfaces. The site has been tested using recent versions of the iPad, iPhone, and Android smartphones and tablets. No web-enabled devices are specifically excluded, and there is no separate mobile site: the site layout adapts automatically depending on the size of the screen.

What browsers are supported?

Theology and Religion Online has been tested using Internet Explorer (version 10 onwards), Safari (version 6 onwards), and the latest versions of Firefox and Chrome, on PC, Mac and mobile operating systems. We will continue to monitor usage from different browsers and platforms and revise our list of actively supported browsers and devices accordingly.

Does Theology and Religion Online conform to accessibility standards?

Theology and Religion Online conforms to accessibility standards for most Level A (Priority 1) and AA (Priority 2) success criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) developed by the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C).

The interactive timeline feature, however, will not be compatible with screen reader software.

What search and browse options are available?

There are multiple ways of navigating the content:

  • The main Search box in the header
  • Advanced Search: search by author name, title, subject or publication date
  • Explore options: browse key people, sources, doctrines and topics by selecting the links of each product's respective landing page.
  • Browse Contents: browse full content lists for the eBook titles, reference works, introductory essays or multimedia items hosted on the platform.

Can I save items for reading later?

Yes! It’s quick and easy for any authenticated user to set up a personal account to save books, chapters, images or other items to view later, organise saved items into folders, email and export citations, save searches and set up search alerts.

Follow the link in the header to ‘Sign in to your personal account’: you then have the option to sign in using Google Plus, Facebook or Twitter, or to select ‘Sign up now’ and enter a few personal details (name, occupation, country, email address and password) to create a Personal Account.

Please note you can use the same Personal Account details to sign in on multiple Bloomsbury platforms, including Bloomsbury Cultural History, Bloomsbury Food Studies, Churchill Archive and other forthcoming resources.

Can I print and download full text?

Yes, the site content has no DRM (Digital Rights Management) protection, and so it can be printed or saved to personal computers. All use of the site content is subject to our Terms and Conditions: printing and saving should be for personal use, and standard copyright restrictions apply regarding unauthorised copying and distribution.

How do I cite texts from Theology and Religion Online?

From the content page, click on the ‘cite’ icon to view formatted citations in APA, MLA, Chicago and Harvard citation styles. You can also download a file in RIS format for importing into reference manager software. Please note that the original pagination has been preserved from the print editions.

Can I follow links to other online resources?

Yes, if your institution has set up a link resolver, you can follow links from the bibliographies of full-text books to find copies of the referenced works in your library catalogue or other resources to which your library subscribes.