Credo Reference Searchable on Summon

January 7th, 2011 · Comments Off

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. 

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LYRASIS eBook Expo – 4th session, virtual attendance option

September 14th, 2010 · Comments Off

On Tuesday, October 5th LYRASIS is hosting the 4th in its eBook Expo series. This free event with both in-person and virtual components will look at the timely topics of patron driven acquisition and discovery of ebooks.   Speakers include: Samuel Klein, Wikimedia Foundation Trustee and Director of Outreach for One Laptop Per Child Mike […]

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Credo Reference Subscribers – Free Access to Public High Schools

July 27th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Big news today from Credo Reference, US Public libraries can now provide local public high schools with free access to Credo General Reference.  The pilot program will include local public high schools in new US public library subscriptions at no additional cost! (bold inserted by sp) From the press release:  Recognizing the increasing burden on […]

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Reference: The Missing Link in Discovery – webinar summary

May 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Today, Joe Janes from Univ. of Washington, Mike Sweet from Credo, and myself had a great conversation on reference content, student research habits, and how reference content can be more discoverable during the LJ webinar “Reference: The Missing Link in Discovery.” Joe highlighted research results from OCLC Perceptions study and 2 studies at the University […]

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LJ Webinar – Reference: The Missing Link in Discovery

April 26th, 2010 · Comments Off

WEBCAST NAME:Reference: The Missing Link in Discovery SPONSORED BY: Credo Reference and Library Journal EVENT DATE: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 – 2:00 PM EDT Time – 60 minutes Register Online – It’s FREE

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NLW Brainteaser Challenge from Credo Reference

April 13th, 2010 · Comments Off

Sorry for the delay in posting this, I was on vacation last week.  The contest is still going the entire week, so check it out. Credo Reference celebrates National Library Week with free access and a prize drawing Boston and Oxford, (April 6, 2010) – Credo Reference, the award winning online reference library, is pleased […]

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Credo Launches Topic Pages

April 12th, 2010 · Comments Off

I wrote a piece on Credo’s Topic Pages a couple of weeks ago, but here is the official press release announcing the launch of the Topic Page Beta. Credo Launches Topic Page Beta The Librarian’s Answer to Wikipedia Boston and Oxford, (April 8, 2010) – The data is undeniable, a significant majority of today’s researchers […]

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Credo’s Topic Pages – a great place to start your research!

March 25th, 2010 · Comments Off

Mike Sweet, CEO of Credo Reference, gave me a tour of the new Credo Topic Pages yesterday.  What a great tool they are for background/overview information on 10,000 different topics!  The stimulus for creating the Topic Pages was context.  A University of Washington study on how students research in the digital age found that students […]

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Bibliographical Center for Research partners with Credo – discounts for all members

October 27th, 2008 · Comments Off

Those libraries in the Western U.S. might want to investigate this discount if you have any interest in Credo.  Discount amount not mentioned in the press release, however. Credo Reference Partners with BCR to Bring Online Reference to Member Institutions at a Discount Boston and Oxford, October 23, 2008 – Credo Reference, provider of customizable […]

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