Reference Universe indexes new content, adds API’s for discovery systems

Reference Universe, from Paratext, has added links to several popular reference works including:

  • full text links to CQ Researcher, 1991- present, over 800 citations
  • many new titles in CREDO Reference including over 2 million citations to 389 CREDO Reference titles
  • 1000+ titles from Gale’s Virtual Reference Library from 2008-2009 are also being loaded into the system this month, bringing the total number of citations in Reference Universe to more than 25 million

Additionally, Paratext has developed and is testing APIs that send Reference Universe data dynamically to many discovery layers, allowing all your patrons to see the results of a Reference Universe (RU) query alongside your other relevant results.  This access has the potential to truly bring your reference collection front and center, while losing none of the benefits of our native search interface.  Please contact Eric Calaluca directly for more information on these developments (ericc@paratext.com).