Credo Online Reference Service for Public Libraries

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Available to Public Libraries in the UK. 

A customisable multi-publisher reference collection offering a wide range of innovative features...

The ultimate general reference resource for public library users at any level, Credo Online Reference Service offers access to over 1000 essential reference titles from 100+ top publishers. The easy to use, cross searchable platform provides an ideal launch pad for every lifelong learner.

The collection spans across all disciplines as well as offering a whole range of content aimed at the general public. From major reference works, to multi-volume subject encyclopedias, to field guides, to scholarly handbooks, to animations and countless other award-winning sources – Credo Online Reference has something for every different type of library user!

"I think of Credo as a reference library that is open 24/7. Because Credo doesn't just provide search results from authoritative titles, it gives access to the books themselves. There is no way we could have 1000+ printed reference titles in any of our libraries. Credo provides that with the added bonus of being cross-searchable." Richard Pécout, Senior Librarian: Information and Digital Services, Hertfordshire County Council

Also included are over 11,000 Topic Pages, approximately 2,000 short reference videos, and more than 550,000 high-resolution images, photographs, and maps across all subject areas.

Excellent features include:

  • Credo's Mind Map visually shows relationships between topics
  • Over 11,000 Topic Pages offer an easy starting point and pathways for further research
  • 1,000+ highly-regarded titles alongside thousands of easily searchable images, audio files, and videos
  • Access to hundreds of in-depth subject encyclopedias and handbooks covering every major subject from Accounting to Art History and Shakespeare to Einstein
  • Included authoritative content from over 100 publishers and the ability to expand by adding titles from Essentials Collections or individual titles

A multidisciplinary resource covering:

  • Agriculture, aquaculture and food sciences
  • Animals and veterinary medicine
  • Arts and leisure
  • Biography
  • Business, finance, and economics
  • Education
  • Food, drink, and nutrition
  • General reference
  • Geography
  • Health and medicine
  • History
  • Jobs and careers
  • Language and literature
  • Leadership
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Mythology and folklore
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Religion and theology
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology and Engineering

Browse the complete title list by subject here.


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