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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 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.

Available one-time purcahse titles

 

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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. Offering 690+ highly-regarded titles and thousands of images, audio files, and videos from 80+ 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. The 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 in the Credo Online Reference Service platform.


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InfoLit Modules

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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SKILL Modules

Arranged into four sections, Credo’s SKILL Modules are a customized, digital (and mobile responsive) platform consisting of 24 videos and tutorials (totaling approximately 90 minutes of instruction) designed to support research instruction. SKILL can serve as an entire instructional course, or educators can select modules or components of modules as needed.

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