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Credo Reference is an information skills solutions provider that serves educational institutions worldwide. Credo builds platforms that enable the flexible configuration of content, technology and services for the purpose of connecting learners, faculty and teachers, librarians and publishers. Credo promotes knowledge building, problem solving and critical thinking to give people the information skills necessary for success throughout their academic, professional and personal lives.

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Credo Academic Core

Credo's Core General Reference Collections enable libraries to build deep, specific eBook collections from highly regarded publishers around the world. The Academic Core Collection covers the primary disciplines of Higher Education, providing students with the reference tools they need to perform research at any level of study.

With regular updates, this Collection includes over 650 titles with particular emphasis on subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and reference handbooks. Also included are over 1,000 short reference videos, nearly 300,000 high-resolution art images, and thousands of additional images across all subject areas. Subject coverage is especially diverse and equipped to address all key disciplines. 

 
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Credo Academic Core with Topic Pages

Credo's Core General Reference Collections enable libraries to build deep, specific ebook collections from highly regarded publishers around the world. The Academic Core Collection covers the primary disciplines of Higher Education, providing students with the reference tools they need to perform research at any level of study. Topic Pages also promote eResource discovery and library database understanding and usage, making them the ideal starting point for exploratory searching.

With regular updates, this collection includes over 650 titles with particular emphasis on subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and reference handbooks. Also included are over 1,100 short reference videos, nearly 450,000 high-resolution art images, photographs and maps across all subject areas. Subject coverage is especially diverse and equipped to address all key disciplines.

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Credo Complete Core

The Complete Core Collection is the ultimate general reference resource for researchers at any level. Curated by subject-matter experts to address over 100 topics, the Complete Core Collection provides a launch pad for every lifelong learner. Complete Core offers a growing list of over 850 titles to help users answer their immediate research needs and engage their curiosity. Content – from major reference works, to multi-volume subject encyclopedias, to field guides, to scholarly handbooks, to animations, and countless other award-winning sources – spans across all disciplines with something for libraries of all types. Also included are close to 2,000 short reference videos, more than 300,000 high-resolution art images, and nearly 200,000 additional images across all subject areas.

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Credo One-Time Purchase Titles

Credo has selected the best in-depth reference titles from more than 100 publishers and provides these for perpetual purchase or as part of subscriptions to Essentials Collections.  These 4000+ titles are available are searchable alongside the content in the Credo Online Reference Service platform.

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Credo Online Reference Service

Credo Online Reference Service enhances the research experience through authoritative reference content and a one-stop exploratory search platform that drives usage of all trusted library resources. With more than 700 searchable, full-text titles from 100+ publishers, Credo covers every major subject.

 

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Credo Public Core

The Public Core Collection provides a diverse learning experience for users of all types. With coverage of popular topics, the Public Core Collection expands on academic reference coverage with helpful guides, general encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, atlases, and more. The Public Core Collection is comprised of a growing compendium of 700 titles intended for learners of all levels and interests. Also included are nearly 1,000 short reference videos, over 300,000 high-resolution art images, and 100,000+ additional images across all subject areas. 

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Credo Student Core

The Student Core Collection offers students in grades 7-12 level a wealth of insightful content covering topics related to secondary school studies, such as Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Social Sciences, World Cultures, World History, and more. With a growing list of more than 350 titles from renowned publishers such as Dorling Kindersley and Houghton Mifflin, the Student Core Collection is an excellent companion to enhance curriculum-based learning. Also included are nearly 500 short reference videos, over 65,000 fine art images, and over 100,000 additional images across all subject areas. 

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Essentials Collections

Credo’s Essentials Collections bring foundational reference titles to your students’ and faculty’s research activities while maintaining responsible stewardship of your library budget. Twenty-five targeted Essentials Collections offer top-tier reference titles: award-winning, classic, and peer-acclaimed. Available collections include dozens of subjects and are curated by Credo, including seamless updating of titles, additions of newly-acquired content and weeding to ensure continued relevance. Essentials Collections are full-text and searchable alongside the content of the Credo Online Reference Service platform.


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InfoLit Modules

The InfoLit Modules provide ACRL-aligned instructional materials to help librarians teach and assess research skills to students and align information literacy practices with faculty. 60+ videos, tutorials, and quizzes cover topics from evaluating sources to fake news, to citations and more. Highly flexible and customizable, the Modules can supplement existing lessons, first-year experience initiatives, and “one-shots”. The materials can also quickly and easily address gaps in classroom or online teaching. Additional content can be added to address other foundational skills like critical thinking, written/oral communication, reasoning, and more. The InfoLit Modules provide high-quality, ACRL-aligned instructional materials to help librarians deepen the quality of student instruction on research strategies and techniques. With 60 high-quality videos, customizable tutorials, and quizzes, the InfoLit Modules are ideal for supplementing existing lessons, for “one-shot” library instructional sessions, and for addressing gaps in classroom or online teaching.

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Issue Briefs

Going beyond the headlines, Issue Briefs dig deeply into issues to explain their relevance in the modern world and expose both sides of the story. Providing a valuable source of current context for students performing research, articles are reviewed by an editorial board of seasoned journalism professionals, ensuring each Issue Brief meets the highest of journalistic standards. 3-4 new media-rich Issue Briefs are added every week and direct-published with no delay.

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Literati

Literati (by Credo) is an online research platform and teaching tool that builds on Credo's foundation of online reference content and discovery tools, with point-of-need research and information literacy instruction.


With your subscription to Literati you will receive:

  • Access to hundreds of e-reference titles
  • Mind Map technology
  • Embedded research videos and tutorials
  • Study Guides
     
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Nursing and Allied Health Essentials Collection

Credo's Nursing and Allied Health Essentials Collection includes titles covering Anatomy & Physiology, Drugs, Nursing, Emergency Medicine, OT, PT and more.

 

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SEEK (Students Exploring and Evaluating Knowledge

SEEK is a research and library teaching tool that provides top quality reference sources paired with point-of-need instruction, and access to 400+ top-tier reference titles appropriate for grades 7-12. Its intuitive user-interface makes it ideal for answer students start their research, as well as teaching them about the research process.

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SKILL Modules

The SKILL Modules consist of more than two dozen videos and tutorials alongside instructor guides and assessment tools. Designed by librarians and educators, the modules support K-12 schools in teaching the essential information literacy and research skills needed for student success throughout their academic careers and beyond.

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