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Database Help: Credo Reference

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Credo Reference Credo Reference is a collection of reference eBooks. Links are provided to articles in other library databases for some topics. Reference books are a good source of background information.

Credo Reference: Cite

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

Credo Reference: Permalink

A permalink is available for each article in Credo Reference. This permalink is proxied to provide access to the article again through the library's subscription.

Using the permalink button opens a popup window with the URL. Be sure to copy the complete URL.

screen capture Permalink popup box

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

Credo Reference: Special Features

Credo Reference provides links to articles found in a few otherThigpen Library databases like JSTOR. It also shows books available in the library based on the topic.

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

The Mind Map 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 focus or narrow your research or narrow your topic. Mind Maps are not available for all topics.

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.