Archive for May, 2011

May & June’s Resource of the Month

May 9, 2011

May and June’s Resource of the Month

By Julie Anne Kent

Looking for reliable online encyclopaedias and dictionaries in a specific subject?

Try Credo Reference.

What is Credo Reference?

Credo is an online reference tool that provides the complete texts of hundreds of reference books from highly respected publishers. Credo brings the facts alive with images, sound, animation, video, and more.

Use Credo Reference to find information on all subjects from over 500 reference sources, such as:

  • dictionaries
  • encyclopaedias
  • biographies

The resources in Credo Reference are:

  • reputable, high quality and trustworthy;
  • easy to cite in APA, MLA, and Chicago;
  • searchable in several ways to make it easier for you to find what you need.

Why use Credo Reference as part of your research strategy?

Whatever you need to find – facts, words, concepts, people, places or sayings – it’s in Credo. All cross-referenced, all reliable and all in one place.

Exciting feature: Use Credo Reference’s Concept Map to brainstorm a particular topic or to help you get “unstuck” when you don’t know where to go next in your research.

Watch this video tutorial for a quick overview and some tips on using the Concept Map tool.

Concept Mapping from Credo Reference

Access Credo Reference from the “Find Background Info” tab on all of our Subject Guides

Want to become an expert Credo user? Find out more on our Credo Guide.

Off-Campus Access

The electronic resources in Credo Reference are available off-campus with your iCard and your NEOS PIN.

For more information on Credo Reference, or any other Resource of the Month, call us at 403.342.3152, email us at, visit the Library Information Desk, or Instant Message us.