Credo Reference – the industry leader for information literacy, critical thinking, and research solutions – is introducing a “Real-time Reference” category within search results to help students easily identify reliable sources on current issues of importance. In addition to enabling researchers to find timely and accurate reference content relating to current events and controversial topics, Credo is announcing a partnership withProCon.org to make its Debate Topics available within Credo’s Core Collections.
In an era where news may be fake and the number of sources available are overwhelming, the ability to navigate information online is increasingly vital to both the research process, as well as each individual’s understanding of the world around them. ProCon.org’s carefully curated arguments and background context are compiled from multiple viewpoints, reliable sources, and key experts in a diverse array of topics influencing today’s society. Continue reading Credo introduces ‘Real-time Reference” within search results to combat fake news→
Conducting research in the 21st century often means navigating fake news sites, biased media, and contradictory online information. Information literacy has emerged as a critical skill to achieve academic, professional, and personal success. Thanks to a partnership between the state’s library consortium NC LIVE and Credo Reference, Credo Online Reference Service will offer North Carolinians a starting point to find information about their research or personal topics of interest.
Credo Survey Suggests Students Lack Basic Information Skills Critical for Academic and Workforce Success
Survey finds 37% of students do not feel adequately prepared to start research
More information from the press release below. Note the opportunity to attend an event at ACRL relating to the study as well as receive the full text of the study. Links are below.
March 5, 2013, Boston,Oxford — A survey developed by librarians and sponsored by Credo found that many college students falsely perceive their level of information literacy. The data collected suggests that while students display an understanding of information skills, they are not successful at the next step application of the skill. These information skills are critical to success in the classroom, but they also extend beyond campus to prepare students for success on the job and in everyday life. Continue reading Credo survey suggests students lack basic information skills→
BREAKING NEWS FROM CREDO OFFICES IN BOSTON AND OXFORD, U.K. Credo’s information literacy platform, Literati, implemented in 600 academic and public library institutions, is now also available for K-12 schools and student athletes. Literati Schooland Literati Student Athlete share the same goal as the academic and public versions of Literati: to enable librarians and educators to help learnersin this case K-12 students and the athletes among them who face unique challengesobtain information skills necessary to succeed in their scholarly pursuits as well as in life.
Last month we reported on the success of Credo’s case study with Columbia University undergraduates, who said that using Literati — an extension of the original Credo Reference platform, marketed as “a library’s connection to information literacy” — significantly enhanced their classroom learning experience. According to Credo, 90 percent of Columbia students who participated said they would likely use Literati again in the future.
Now the company has released the results of a similar study conducted at American University of Paris (AUP). The results, according to a new Credo press release, show more proof of Literati’s value: 72 percent of AUP students surveyed found the multimedia materials developed by the Literati team and AUP librarians to be “very helpful” while 75 percent said they would be likely to use Literati as a research tool in their future assignments. Continue reading Another “thumbs up” for Literati→
Credo Reference‘s ongoing effort to improve information literacy (and “research effectiveness”) just got a new boost. After conducting a case study with Columbia University’s undergrads, the company is reporting back some encouraging feedback about the value of its Literati platform. The results of the study have been made public and their message is clear: using Literati in the classroom made a notable difference in the students’ research experience. According to Credo, 87 percent of the students who participated said that Literati improved the quality of their work and 90 percent said they would likely use it again for future assignments.
Soon after launching Literati — an extension of the original Credo Reference platform, marketed as “a library’s connection to information literacy” — Credo partnered with Columbia University (and the “embedded” librarians of its Undergraduate Writing Program) to monitor students’ experience using the product. The goal was to utilize Literati as the core instructional tool and give students full access to its Technology (including Credo’s well-known Topic Pages and the Mind Map), Content (derived from hundreds of reference ebooks and subject encyclopedias from a growing list of publishers), and various customized Services, including multi-media instruction and tutorials. Continue reading Columbia students give Literati “thumbs up”→
YBP Library Services and Credo Reference Announce New Partnership
Agreement to add academic titles to GOBI database
BOSTON, OXFORD – June 21, 2012 — Credo Reference is pleased to announce a partnership with YBP Library Services to incorporate Credo Reference titles from 80 of the world’s best reference publishers into GOBI (Global Online Bibliographic Information), YBP’s acquisition and collection management database.
“We are delighted about our new collaboration between Credo and YBP,” said Mark Kendall, Senior Vice President of Sales at YBP. “Our mutual goal is to leverage the unique combination of assets and capabilities between our organizations to create for libraries a unique and comprehensive suite of collection development and workflow solutions.” Continue reading Credo Reference titles to be available via YBP GOBI→
June 15, 2012 — Boston, Oxford — Building on the success of Literati by Credo, Credo Reference (credoreference.com), today announced plans to serve Public Libraries with Literati Public, a new expression of its suite of Digital and Information Literacy solutions.
From a Credo press release:
Boston, Oxford — Credo Reference (www.credoreference.com) continues its growth trend by adding new publishers and expanding existing agreements with publishers, offering even more options for libraries and their users.
From a Credo Reference Press Release: Boston and Oxford, (April 18, 2012) – OCLC and Credo Reference are pleased to announce a special collaboration project aimed to increase collection visibility and usage with library users. Credo’s Topic Pages will now be enhanced with WorldCat results to show local library materials alongside other timely, relevant Web materials.
With this new project, libraries that are both OCLC members and Credo customers will receive Credo Topic Pages at no charge for an introductory period. These librariesalong with current Topic Pages subscriberswill show WorldCat results from libraries worldwide that relate to the topic being searched. Libraries can have their results customized to show only local library holdings in WorldCat, as well as other customizations such as branding and deep links back to their catalog through this special project. Continue reading Credo’s Topic Pages will be enhanced with WorldCat results→
Recently Credo Reference launched a service called literati. Literati adds a new dimension to Credo Reference and Topic Pages by bringing together technology, content, tools, and services. To learn more about Literati, listen to the interview with Mike Sweet, CEO of Credo Reference.
Credo Reference adds new content from McFarland. More from the press release:
January 18, 2012 — Boston and Oxford — Credo Reference (www.credoreference.com), recently named “Best Overall” Reference Database 2012 by Library Journal, is pleased to announce a new partnership with McFarland, a leading independent publisher of academic and nonfiction books.
Credo General Reference, a core resource serving the research needs of millions of students and other library users will be enriched by the addition of top-quality content from McFarland. Chosen for their academic value and editorial excellence, these comprehensive reference titles provide compelling, relevant coverage on contemporary and historical topics. They include:
Encyclopedia of Capital Punishment in the United States
Encyclopedia of Philosophers on Religion
Encyclopedia of Cuban-United States Relations
Encyclopedia of Chinese-American Relations
Encyclopedia of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution Continue reading Credo Reference adds McFarland content→
Good news for SwetsWise users interested in purchasing Credo Reference titles. More from the press release:
[January 10, 2012] Boston, Oxford — Credo Reference (www.credoreference.com), recently named “Best Overall” Reference Database 2012 by Library Journal, announces a new partnership with Swets, the world’s leading information services company.
Under the agreement, SWETS will incorporate Credo Reference with over 1,500 reference works from more than 80 of the world’s best reference publishers into the SwetsWise eBook catalog. Collections and titles are thoughtfully selected to offer broad coverage of subjects such as psychology, history, business, education, environmental studies and much more. Continue reading SwetsWise eBook Catalog to include Credo Reference→
Credo Reference has a number of publisher collections which feature the titles from an individual publisher. They are available for purchase or subscription in Credo, but are generally not part of the Credo General Reference collection. Credo just announced a new collection from Marshall Cavendish – 9 titles/70 volumes. Here is more from the press release:
I’m sorry I missed posting this press release from Credo. They are launching a new product – literati. It’s in beta now with January 2012 set for a live launch. The design and purpose of the product sounds very intriguing (multi channel design, increase dialog b/t librarians and students, information at the point of need, etc.) and I can’t wait to see it in action. Here’s more from the press release:
(Boston and Oxford — October 20, 2011) Credo Reference, the leading provider of online research products, enters a new era with the launch of literati by Credo. A solution designed around Credo’s information-aware philosophy and a commitment to promoting research effectiveness, literati by Credo distinguishes itself from an increasingly crowded field of library products by offering capabilities that empower users and improve information literacy. Continue reading Credo Reference introduces literati→
Credo continues to expand it’s subject collections with the new addition of Elsevier titles. There was no indication in the press release of the date these titles will be available.
More from the press release: Credo Reference (www.credoreference.com), the award-winning online reference service, and Elsevier, an international provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, have signed an agreement that will put 45 health sciences titles in forthcoming Credo Reference Subject Collections.
Credo’s Subject Collections, which launched with eight collections in spring 2011, are compilations of leading subject-specific reference curated with library professionals and available alone or alongside the Credo General Reference service. The Elsevier titles represent a wide variety of resources in the research areas of Health Science, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine. The diverse and prestigious titles to be included in the Credo Subject Collections of Nursing & Allied Health and Veterinary Medicine are: Continue reading 45 Elsevier health science titles to be available in Credo Reference Subject Collections→
ARTstor images (over one million) will now be searchable in the EDS. Great news for the discovery of multiple information formats in one location.
More from the press release: The ARTstor Digital Library will be searchable via EBSCO Discovery Serviceâ„¢ (EDS) from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) allowing mutual customers to use EDS to explore even more of a library’s collection. The agreement between ARTstor and EBSCO increases the value to ARTstor subscribers using EDS since end users will be able to search ARTstor Digital Library collectionsover one million imagesalongside their library’s entire print and electronic collection.
The ARTstor Digital Library serves as a curated, aggregated, and reliable online image resource that supports non-commercial educational use of images for research, teaching, and learning. The resource comprises hundreds of collections from museums, photo archives, photographers, scholars, artists, artists’ estates, and libraries. Today, ARTstor serves more than 1,300 institutions in 42 countries. Continue reading EBSCO Discovery Service indexing ARTstor→
More discovery news, Credo Reference is now accessible through Ex Libris. From the press release: Credo Reference (credoreference.com), the award-winning online reference service, and Ex Libris Group®, a leading provider of library automation solutions, announced today that content from Credo’s General Reference, Publisher and Subject Collections will now be accessible through the Ex Libris Primo Central Index of scholarly content.
With this new agreement, Primo search results will include both Credo Reference content and Credo Topic Pages. Credo Topic Pages combine high-quality research, images and library resources to provide an engaging, all-in-one starting point for users entering the research experience. As a further benefit of the agreement, libraries will be able to customize Credo Topic Pages to display Primo results, promoting their relevant and valuable resources at the point of need.
From a Credo Reference press release: Credo Reference, the award-winning online reference service, is pleased to announce the launch of an in-depth new Publisher Collection from Salem Press.
Joining a growing list of 33 other Publisher Collections, all available stand-alone or alongside a subscription to Credo General Reference, the new Salem Press Collection will be offered as perpetual purchase or on a subscription basis.
This new Collection features key titles from both the Critical Surveys of Literature series (guides covering the major writers of world literature) and the Great Lives from History series (detailing the biographies of important people throughout history). Filled with vital content, and including 54 volumes from 13 titles, the Salem Press Publisher Collection offers: Continue reading Credo Reference adds Salem Press Collection→
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