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1 and why students, teachers and librarians value Credo A very quick overview…

2 What is Credo Reference? Credo is a multi-publisher online reference library noted for its authoritative content and innovation 400+ full-text titles on a unique fully searchable interface 65 publishers (and more coming) choose Credo as the award-winning platform for their titles Credo covers the entire spectrum from Art, Biology & Computing to X-rays, Youth culture & Zoology

3 Slide title See full list of titles here Some of our 65 publishers…

4 Why students love Credo Reference… Credo results list Easy to use, intuitive – perfect for the google generation Clear, attractive and relevant - and no ads Multi-lingual interface – Polish, Chinese, Urdu, French, Spanish (& English) Why students love Credo Reference…

5 200,000 images – maps, photos, fine art, charts, diagrams Animations, video & audio clips Talking dictionaries for pronunciation help

6 Why students love Credo Reference… A Credo entry Credo is a great place for students to start… Related entries set a topic in context and suggest further areas of interest

7 Why students love Credo Reference… The Concept Map! Our mind-mapping, brain-storming tool Ideal for visual learners Zoom, rotate, explore, add more links - and have fun as you learn

8 Why teachers value Credo Reference… Multi-publisher, multi- viewpoint – students develop critical thinking and analysis skills Link at every level for inclusion in Virtual Learning Environments – link to article, book, subject, results list, image, animation, concept map Why teachers value Credo Reference…

9 Teachers can bring all their resources together in one place, using Credo as gateway to their library catalogue and choose which of their other databases to link into – and when ( eg link another art resource only to Credo art titles, and not science titles )

10 Why teachers value Credo Reference… Credo encourages students to cite their work Choice of formats Easily managed in Saved Results

11 Why teachers value Credo Reference… And for lunch breaks – the crossword and anagram solver! Just one of the gadgets that earn Credo a resounding 10 ( Library Journal review Feb 09 )

12 Why librarians appreciate Credo Reference… Choose level of Credo subscription to suit your budget – 400+ titles, or pick and mix your own 100 titles Increase usage of all your resources by linking them to Credo Excellent support and training Why librarians appreciate Credo Reference…

13 Shape the collection to suit your schools needs by choosing your own titles Display in Dewey or LC Order Use book jackets to promote…

14 Why librarians appreciate Credo Reference… Customise to promote your library and all the help available Usage stats – both customisable stats and Counter-compliant stats available at all times Integrates with all the latest technology

15 What the critics say about Credo Reference… And the critics rate Credo Reference very highly… The ONLY e-reference resource rated EXCELLENT in EVERY category in Library Journals Annual Review Source: Library Journal E-Reference Ratings November 2008 Stop press/Nov 2009 – 2 years running!

16 Information World Review, October 08 You really feel the interface working for you rather than merely just with you Credo Reference inspires the task of searching... It's almost as if it wants you to discover more Concept Map …I was wowed by the design … its a fluid logical tool What the critics say about Credo Reference…

17 For trial access to Credo Reference, subscription choices and pricing or any further information please: or call See training schedule here: What next?

18 Thank you! Keep up to date with news and tips & tricks on our blog


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