From an email I received, also linked on PR Web:
EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Credo Reference, the online reference service, have extended their partnership allowing the reference content from Credo Reference to be discoverable within EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). Metadata from Credo General Reference, Credo Topic Pages and Publisher Collections will be added to the EDS Base Index. The addition of this rich and extensive content will impact searchers using the EDS single search interface by providing reference content and overviews of top research topics within discovery. Continue reading
Credo Reference is sponsoring a contest to bridge the library to Credo Topic Pages. Any student, faculty, or staff of a library (not required to be a Credo Reference customer) can submit an entry. The idea is simple – build a single web page using Credo Topic Pages to point to authoritative sources, images and more. This video describes the project in more detail: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFPngz_cBDU
Details are available at http://corp.credoreference.com/contest.
Credo Reference has signed an agreement to expand their Wiley-Blackwell Psychology Collection with an additional ten titles.
The Publisher Collection, which now contains seventeen titles, including the recently published Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology (Fourth Edition), is available for perpetual purchase or annual subscription on the Credo Reference platform. Like all Credo Reference Publisher Collections, the Wiley-Blackwell Psychology Collection is available standalone or alongside a subscription to Credo General Reference.
Titles in the expanded Collection include: Continue reading
Credo announced earlier this week the addition of new publisher collections on the Credo Reference interface. The following Collections are now available on Credo Reference:
- ABC-CLIO (4 Collections) – Artists of the American Mosaic, ABC-CLIO Collection, Contemporary World Issues, World Mythology
- Ashgate – Research Companions Collection
- Berg Publishing– Cultural Histories Collection
- Berkshire Publishing – Berkshire Publishing Collection
- CABI – Agricultural Collection
- Greenwood Publishing (3 Collections) – Guides to Business and Economics, Love and Courtship, Greenwood Publishing Collection
- IGI Global – Applied Technology Collection
- Kucer’s – The Use of Antibiotics Collection
- Longman (Pearson Education) – Companions to History Collection
- MIT Press – MIT Press Collection
- Praeger – Women’s Psychology Collection
- SAGE Reference (11 Collections) – Criminology, Education, Environment, Geography, Health, Management, Political Science, Psychology, Research Methods, Sociology, SAGE Reference Collection
- Wiley-Blackwell – Psychology Collection
Credo Reference offers monthly Online Seminar Series, Librarians can sign up at: http://www.librariesthriving.org
Each month, librarians can choose one of two dates to participate in the month’s seminar. Librarians can get additional information and sign up at: http://www.librariesthriving.org. From budgets to e-Resources, to library technology in 2011, Seminar Speaker Peter Ciuffetti, Director of Library Solutions for Credo Reference, will cover:
Tuesday, February 1, 10 A. M. EST or Tuesday, February 15, 1 P.M. EST
Explore and analyze cases where libraries are innovating despite an uncertain budgetary climate. Some are even enhancing the user experience while reducing costs at the same time! Learn more about how open source, cloud computing and community cooperation are changing libraries today. Continue reading
Great news for reference discoverability, Credo Reference will soon be available on ProQuest’s Summon discovery service. From the press release:
With this new agreement, the Summon™ service will now include results from Credo’s reference content—together with Credo Topic Pages—providing the overview and background information that researchers need when beginning to explore a new topic. Continue reading
Credo Reference, has signed an agreement with Local Knowledge Online (LKO), to offer a 50-title Business and Knowledge Worker collection to individuals through LKO. Credo Reference is LKO’s first eReference content partner. LKO is a means for knowledge workers and business, consulting and information professionals to search for and discover relevant and trusted information. By connecting users with leading eBook and eReference subscription services like Credo Reference, LKO delivers consolidated results for previewing, buying and subscribing.
Local Knowledge Online is a specialized eBook search engine where knowledge workers, scientists, engineers, business and information professionals search, discover, preview, buy and subscribe to eBooks on business, engineering, computer and life sciences under a variety of payment and access models. The company is headquartered in California with an office in Boston. Visit http://www.localko.com for more info. For more information on Credo Reference, visit www.credoreference.com and http://blog.credoreference.com.
Paratext announced another new enhancement to the Reference Universe service, namely, you’ll now find your library’s e-reference collections more clearly branded within your library’s Reference Universe query, making it easier for you to focus in on the resources you value the most.
In addition to showing your entire collection in a single view–ebook as well as print–Reference Universe now displays your ebooks based on specific collections, e.g. Oxford’s Digital Reference Shelf; Gale’s Virtual Reference Library; Oxford Reference Online; SpringerLink; Wiley; Blackwell Reference Online; CQ Researcher; CREDO Reference; etc.
This new display feature will considerably increase the visibility and awareness of these valuable e-resources, helping both improve your patrons’ research experience and ensure that you get the most out of your e-reference subscriptions.
Boston and Oxford, (October 20, 2010) – Credo Reference, the award-winning online reference library, has signed an agreement with Berg Publishers to offer its four Cultural History book series as a Berg Publisher Collection on the Credo Platform.
Berg is an award-winning publisher of academic books, journals, reference works and textbooks in the social sciences and humanities with a strong focus on culture and the visual arts. Credo Reference will be adding the following series, 24 titles in all, to its reference services:
- A Cultural History of Sexuality
- A Cultural History of Animals, A CHOICE “Outstanding Academic Title”
- A Cultural History of the Human Body
- A Cultural History of Childhood and Family
Each six volume set presents an overarching survey from ancient times to the present, covering 2800 years, and in the case of A Cultural History of Animals, 4500 years of human-animal interaction. A Cultural History of Childhood and Family charts the cultural, social, economic, religious, medical and political changes in domestic life over time.
Credo Reference is adding a Publisher Collection from Ashgate. Fifteen comprehensive, specialty titles will soon be available on the Credo Reference platform.
Ashgate publishes over 60 reference titles annually in humanities and social sciences. The titles to be available through Credo Reference are representative of the cutting edge research for which the company is known. The Ashgate Research Companion Collection will be available by subscription or purchase on the Credo Reference platform. The diverse Publisher Collection inclusions are Ashgate Companion and Ashgate Research Companion titles to: Continue reading