When students need to conduct research, it’s imperative they have access to a variety of options and viewpoints; of course, those options must be reliable, credible, and easy to access. That is what makes the Credo Online Reference Service platform and its content package a cool tool. This online reference library includes more than 2.8 million entries and 700 titles from 80 publishers. Students can access encyclopedias, subject dictionaries, biographical sources, reference tools, and thousands of videos, high-resolution images, and audio files. Think of it as an academic substitute for Wikipedia. Credo’s one-stop exploratory platform links to all digital library resources, meaning students can focus on their research, not navigating multiple databases. Its Topic Pages offer a great starting point for research where students see a concise overview of a topic, increase subject vocabulary, and identify related keywords, and its Mind Map feature helps them see connections across topics. Also, a built-in Citation tool makes it fast and easy to cite sources using the format assigned by the instructor. Credo has partnered with more than 2,500 libraries over the past 16 years to drive more effective and efficient student research activities, and improve student research outcomes. Learn more.
By: Victor Rivero