This page covers the following topics:
The Timeline display
The Timeline’s title, dates, subject, and other bibliographical information are at the top of the page.
The Timeline itself begins immediately below. All Timelines and the OR entries they link to are free.
Each event in the Timeline is linked to an OR entry and may be linked to other Timelines. To toggle between displaying and hiding this information, click and .
Links to other Timelines
Links to other Timelines are displayed on the left, categorized according to World History, Areas, and Themes. Click on any of the links to display its entry.
To toggle between displaying and hiding this information, click and .
Some Timelines have sub-categories. To switch between viewing and hiding them, click on the [+]/[-] button.
Jumping to a year
To jump to specific year in the Timeline:
1. Type or paste the year you want to find in the box.
2. Make your choice from BCE or CE.
3. Click or press Enter.
4. The closest matching event in the Timeline is displayed.
Printing a Timeline
To print the current Timeline, click . A printable version is displayed in your browser which can then be printed or saved.
Saving a Timeline
To save the current Timeline, click , and follow the instructions given.
Citing a Timeline
Click to display a page containing a citation to the current entry. You can choose from the formats: MLA, APA, and Chicago. The citations can be copied and pasted directly into academic work.
You may export citations to personal citation management programs in the following formats: EndNote, ProCite, ReferenceManager, RefWorks, BibTex, and Zotero.
Sending an email link
To send an email link of the current Timeline, click . Fill in the details as appropriate. The email will contain a link to the current Timeline only, which will be valid for the next two weeks.
To share a link to the current book or Timeline on a social bookmarking site (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Googlemail, etc.), click and choose one of the options.
Changing text size
To switch between standard (default) and large text use the buttons.