Credo is an information skills solutions provider that serves educational institutions worldwide. Founded in the U.K. under the name of Xrefer, CredoReference is a platform that enables 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 to succeed in their academic, professional, and personal lives.
Includes more than 450 encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, guides, and atlases in all fields. Sources are selected from major publishers, such as ABC Clio, Bloomsbury, Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Greenwood, Penguin, Routledge, Sage, Thames and Hudson, Wiley, and more.
Searching Tips for Full-Text Databases
CTRL-F or F3: to find a word or words on a page (PC)
Command-F: to find a word or words on a page (Apple)
Searching for exact words and phrases:
There is no perfect way to search for exact phrases since each database may perform exact phrase searching differently. Using "quotation marks" around your search term may work in some searches. For advanced searching, it is recommended that you use the “native interface” of each database.
Additional search strategies:
Use * to find all words that begin with the same root: relig* finds religion and religious.
Searching specific fields:
All: Searches all the fields available
Keyword: All Fields (the default)
Title: Searches the title field
Author: Searches the author field
Abstract: Searches the abstract field
Subject: Searches the subject field
Use AND to connect separate concepts. AND will narrow a search. Example: Philo AND Alexandria
Use OR to connect similar terms. OR will broaden your search. Example: religious OR religios
Use NOT to eliminate separate terms. NOT will narrow your search. Example: Philo NOT Larisa