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Database Help: Credo Reference

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What's on this Credo Reference page?

Search Credo Reference opens this reference database in a new tab so you can keep this information open if needed.

Get basic citation help with Citing information from Credo Reference.

Learn about article Permalink for Credo Reference.

Special Features in Credo Reference highlights a few useful features.

Search Credo Reference

Credo Reference is a collection of reference resources. Links are provided to articles in other library databases for some topics.

Citing information from Credo Reference

Credo Reference provides citations in APA, Chicago, Harvard and MLA styles. The citation is available at the end of the article or select "Cite Article" from the tool bar.

General information for creating your own citation

Where did you find it?  in the subscription database Credo Reference

What is it?  article / entry from a reference source

Which URL? Use the permalink. Use the permalink button to generate the URL or you will find it included in the citation at the bottom of the article.

Sample Credo Reference permalink URL: https://libproxy.volstate.edu/login?url=http://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/abcguns/american_revolution/0?PHPSESSID=nvir7hpn8bmh3cogbbc7soifl2&institutionId=3707

Permalink for Credo Reference

A permalink is available for each article in Credo Reference. The Credo Reference permalink is setup to provide access to the article again through the library subscription. Be sure to copy the complete URL.

Use the permalink button to retrieve the article link which appears in a popup window.

screen capture Permalink popup box

 

NOTE: The URL from the browser search bar is not the permalink.

Special Features in Credo Reference

Credo Reference provides links to articles found in other Thigpen Library databases like JSTOR and shows books available in the library.

The built-in convert text to speech feature allows you to listen online or download a MP3 file of an article. Selecting the audio icon to "Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker."

The Mind Map search feature is a visualization of related topics to your search term. Clicking on another term puts that idea in the center and creates a new mind map. This feature can help you find a focus for your research or narrow your topic.

Credo Reference Mind Map showing related topics from global warming search.

About this Credo Reference page

This page offers easy access to the subscription database Credo Reference and provides a few tips for using this resource effectively. It is not a comprehensive guide to the database; it simply assists Vol State users with common questions.  Use the Help link in the database to learn more about using this resource.