Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Credo Reference

Ever felt overwhelmed when trying to find reliable information on the Internet? A promo for Credo Reference says it best: “When researching on the Internet, no one can hear you scream.” If you use Credo Reference for your informational needs, there’s no reason to scream. Credo Reference is a free database that can be accessed from the Stark County District Library webpage. With one search, you are able to access hundreds of reference sources, all containing reliable information, along with images, sound files, animations, videos and much more! Better yet, it’s easy to use. 
You can begin your search with Credo’s basic search screen. Search all Credo subjects or choose to limit your search to one topic – art, history and science to name a few.

From the search results screen, you can limit your search by subject, type of entry, media type, person, publication date and more. It’s even possible to perform the same search using our library catalog.


Each Credo entry provides related entries and sources, and even includes the correct MLA or APA citation.
Sometimes it’s difficult to come up with just the right word for your search. With Credo Reference, that’s never a problem. Click “Concept Map” on Credo’s home screen and type in a search term to find related topics and ideas. Hovering over a term gives you additional information.

Credo Reference also has a handy quick-reference guide. From the homepage, click on “Gadgets” for instant access to a dictionary, crossword puzzle help, measurement conversions and more. Hopefully Credo Reference will soon become an indispensable part of your Internet searching, whether for a school project, research paper, or a quick way to find out how many ounces are in a pint!