Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. I subscribed to the first online edition of the Guide. Will I lose content from my previous subscription?
  2. Will the interface be different from the previous edition?
  3. Will there be updates to the Guide?
  4. How much does a subscription cost?
  5. Do you offer discounts to subscription agents?
  6. Is online ordering possible for both institutions and individuals?
  7. Is pre-payment required?
  8. Is there a free trial available of this product?
  9. How is access delivered? Will this be via IP authentication or username password?
  10. Will stats be available?

  1. I subscribed to the first online edition of the Guide. Will I lose content from my previous subscription?

    No, the new and extensively revised electronic edition of the Guide includes all of the content of the 1st electronic edition along with 48 new entries and subentries.

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  2. Will the interface be different from the previous edition?

    Yes, the new electronic edition of the Guide has been thoroughly revised to include a powerful search engine and a user-friendly interface that is easy to navigate. Search results are ranked and sorted by relevance. Browse listings of entries by title or by contributing author. Use the index(es) to link directly to key topics and names.

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  3. Will there be updates to the Guide?

    We plan to add several new entries each year, and as always, we look forward to hearing your ideas and suggestions for new features and functionality.

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  4. How much does a subscription cost?

    Institutional subscription prices have no additional maintenance fees or hidden costs. Institutional subscriptions will run from January-December and can be prorated.

    Individual subscriptions are only $100 a year. No prorating or partial-year subscriptions.

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  5. Do you offer discounts to subscription agents?

    Subscription agencies receive a 5% discount.

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  6. Is online ordering possible for both institutions and individuals?

    Institutions can fill out an online subscription form by visiting our institutional subscription form. Individuals can purchase immediate access via credit card by visiting our individual subscription page.

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  7. Is pre-payment required?

    Institutions have 30 days to fulfill payment.
    Individual subscriptions require credit card prepayment.

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  8. Is there a free trial available of this product?

    Institutions can register for a free, 45-day trial for any or all of these products. Please complete our trial subscription form to sign up. At this time, there are no free trials for individuals.

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  9. How is access delivered? Will this be via IP authentication or username password?

    Institutional subscription will be via IP authentication. Individual subscriptions require a username and password. For more information, see our Technical FAQ.

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  10. Will stats be available?

    Yes, standard usage statistics let you track activity according to the most current standard available. Statistics reports are available either at the institutional level or, in the case of consortium licenses, aggregated for all institutions in the consortium. The statistics are loaded monthly and are displayed in Excel spreadsheet format. Institutions may access the usage statistics at any time, seven days a week at http://www.press.jhu.edu/references/stats.

    At this time, statistics are available for institutional use only. For more information, see our Technical FAQ.

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