Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Start Your Research With Credo

Mind-mapping Thomas Jefferson An example of the mind maps available through Credo Reference. Insert a topic
and Credo provides you with a collection of related, clickable topics in graphical format to help you brainstorm directions
for your research. 
There's so much information out there--through the TWU Libraries and otherwise--that knowing where to start your research can be a bit . . . overwhelming. A good place to begin? Credo Reference (or Credo).

Credo features topic pages over 10,000 handy topic-specific collections of basic facts and overview articles); mind maps (as awesome as they sound, these collections of related, clickable topics in graphical format help you brainstorm directions for your research); millions of full-text entries; videos; images; direct links to the TWU Libraries' homepage, catalog, databases, and multifaceted Ask a Librarian service; and tools to help you find definitions, persons, pronunciations, translations, text-to-speech and more.

Credo has undergone some interface changes, making this an ideal time to get reacquainted with this powerful tool for locating background information on thousands of topics. If you've never used Credo, you're in for a treat. "It's like a scholarly encyclopedia," says Reference Librarian Jimmie Lyn Harris.

Get started with Credo today via the TWU Libraries homepage > Databases A-Z List > C > Credo Reference. Sign in with your Portal username and password, insert a topic into the search bar, and you're off.

Questions? Just let us know.

~Jimmie Lyn Harris with Sandy Cochran 

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