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  1. Content • First Comprehensive Reference Work on the Bible and its reception, edited by an international team of scholars from over 50 countries, all experts in theirfields. • CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2010 • Interdisciplinary and international • Excellent resource for scholars in Biblical and Religious Studies and related fields • Easy searching of the content via a powerful search engine • Regular update of the online version (four times a year) offering articles that weren’t yet published in print

  2. Content • EBR pursues a twofold task: • Rendering of the current state of knowledge • Comprehensive and in-depth • Origins and development of the Bible in its different canonic forms in Judaism and Christianity • Documenting the history of the Bible's reception • Christian churches and the Jewish Diaspora • Islam, other religious traditions and current religious movements, Western and non-Western alike, • literature, art, music, and film

  3. The Search • Simple search • The simple searchscansthefulltext. Example: Searchfor “Dalai Lama“

  4. The Search • Resultslist • 3 entries Resultscanbesortedby Lemma orRelevance Select thenumberofresults per page. Clicking on the title opensthedocumentdisplay

  5. The Search • Documentdisplay Change to “Reading View“ Navigatebetween all searchresults Download PDF file Bibliographicalinformation DOI Author

  6. The Search • Documentdisplay Fold out function Crossreferencewithinthedatabasecontent A greybackgroundmarkswords/phrasesfromthesearch

  7. The Search • Searchesusingthe browse function • In the browse menu, all articlesarelisted in alphabetical order. Jump toanyarticle Choose an articlebyclicking on the title

  8. The Search • Advancedsearch Advancedsearchoptions: Add moreoptions Click hereto open theadvancedsearchoptions

  9. The Search • Advancedsearch: Using a searchcriteriumfromthedrop-down menu. Numberofsearchresults Choosefrom4 searchcriteria:

  10. The Search • Complexsearch:Combiningtwosearchcriteria Clear yoursearchfrom individual searchcriteria Here in combinationwith AND Possiblecombinations:

  11. The Search • General Functionalities Send feedback to De Gruyter Add note to personal account Saving options for Database entries Change text size for entry or results list Allows citations in MLA, APA, and Chicago styles, or export elements in RIS format

  12. Additional Database Features • Graphics, figuresandplates • A numberofarticlesincludegraphics, figuresorplates. These appearwhenscrolling down tothebottomofthearticle. Clicking on thegraphicopens an enlargeddisplay.

  13. Additional Database Features • Find-as-you-type display The same appliestothe Browse function Matchingarticlesappearalreadywhiletyping.

  14. Additional Database Features • Helpfuldocuments • Youcan find further PDF documentsunderneaththe browse menu. Search Help Abbreviations/Transliteration

  15. Contact De Gruyter Genthiner Straße 13 10785 Berlin Germany Tel. +49 (0)30.260 05-0 Fax. +49 (0)30.260 05-251 E-mailinfo@degruyter.com Website www.degruyter.com Youcan find furtherinformation on theEncyclopediaoftheBibleandItsReceptionatwww.degruyter.com/ebr