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Credo Reference Launches Improved Interface

Credo Reference, the online reference library, has completely updated and enhanced its interface. The new and improved platform now features key elements developed as a result of direct feedback and testing with librarians worldwide. Credo’s interface has been optimized to address different types of reference questions.

Credo Reference and its continually expanding online collection provide cross-searchable access to more than 3 million entries from 300-plus key titles and more than 60 publishers. Now, with the newly revamped interface, Credo Reference users will be able to take advantage of features such as the following: 

  • Faceted browsing—refine searches in many different ways, such as by subject, type of content, person, or entries with images or audio 
  • Improved Concept Map—Credo’s visualization tool 
  • Direct linking to the resources of a library’s choice—view search results in another library resource with one click through Credo’s new Related Resources feature (library configurable) 
  • Multilingual interface—currently available in English, Chinese, French, Polish, Spanish, and Urdu (more languages to follow) 
  • Citation management—export saved results to the user’s tool of choice, such as RefWorks or EndNote 
  • Bookmarking in a favorite, social networking site, such as Del.icio.us or Facebook 
  • Explore titles by heading, person, place, image, audio, or video—hover over an entry in the index for a preview

The enhanced Credo Reference interface is available via subscription at www.credoreference.com. Librarians can request a free trial at http://corp.credoreference.com/freetrial.

Source: Credo Reference



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