Credo Online Reference Service, Academic Core Collection

Reference database with access to over 800 encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and reference handbooks

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Applied Sciences, Business & Management, Earth Sciences, General Reference, Humanities, Life Sciences, Medicine & Health Sciences, Physical Sciences & Mathematics, Social Sciences
31 Dec 2018

Credo Online Reference Service combines innovative technology and award-winning content to help users gain important information skills, providing a strong reference foundation before seamlessly connecting them to librarian-approved resources.

The service, named “Best Overall” by Library Journal in 2012, is packaged with the Academic Core Collection which includes over 800 e-books from more than 100 publisher imprints including Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Routledge, SAGE, and Wiley-Blackwell. Purchased in print, this collection of titles would cost over $62,000.

Art, business, education, food & beverage, geography, history, language, law, literature, medicine, music, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, social sciences, technology and includes: atlases, biographies, chronologies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, facts, gazetteers, guides, handbooks, histories, image collections, quotations, religious texts, speeches, statistics, thesauri

  • Authoritative, award-winning reference content to give users context before starting the research process
  • Topic Pages that provide users with a perfect starting point for research
  • The Credo Mind Map visually shows relationships between topics
  • Ability to integrate Subject and Publisher Collections throughout the life of your subscription, with perpetual and subscription purchase options
  • Familiar search box that appeals to users of open web search engines
  • Embedded teaching and learning tools that allow users to engage with authoritative reference content
  • Optimized investments in existing discovery systems through improved relevancy of search results
  • Improved mobile experience for smartphones and tablets
  • “Listen” feature that reads content aloud
  • Multilingual user interface in English, Chinese, French, Polish, Spanish and Urdu
  • Translation tool, allowing Topic Pages and entries to be viewed in dozens of different languages