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Credo Reference

Types of Information

  • Encyclopedias
  • Dictionaries
  • Biographies
  • Quotations
  • Primary Sources
  • Bilingual Dictionaries
  • Crossword Solver
  • Measurement Conversions
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Topic Pages [view video]


Welcome to the Credo Reference LibGuide

Credo Reference is a growing database of almost 1,300 reference titles - dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, guidebooks, atlases, etc.

Credo Reference is a good place to

  1. Start your research
  2. Find background information on your research topic
  3. Get a short, quick answer, such as...
  • What is the definition of Abstract Expressionism?
  • What does the "Color Index" have to do with business?

Contains authoritative sources, so it's safe to use in a research paper.

Searches over 1,300 sources at one time, so it's FAST!

Shows the relationships between one subject area and another.

Pulls together different types of information - a definition, a  biography, an analytical article, a quote, a picture, etc.

Subject Guide

Library Catalog vs. Credo Reference

You may have already used a Credo Reference eBook since they are all contained within the Library Catalog (and OneSearch).

The Library Catalog is a great place to find a book or eBook by its overall topic.

The Credo Reference database is a great place to search for something within a book - like a definition or narrow subtopic. A search in Credo Reference searches every single word on every single page in every single book.


Use the many video tutorials found on the Tutorials Page above to learn about

  • Research
  • Citing Sources
  • Student Success