Credo Reference enhances the research experience through authoritative reference content and a one-stop exploratory search platform that drives usage of all of your trusted library resources. The user-friendly interface is ideal for students starting their research or learning about the research process during information literacy instruction. With hundreds of searchable, full-text titles from the world’s foremost publishers, Credo Reference covers every major subject.
Credo Reference: Academic Core is curated to address the primary disciplines of higher education, including arts, humanities, social sciences, and STEM. A true academic alternative to Wikipedia, this collection offers world-class reference both to beginning researchers and to faculty building introductory courses.
Academic Core—available via subscription—is the ultimate launching point for student research and a premier reference solution for all academic libraries.
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