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UC MERCED LIBRARY TUTORIALS
Using Credo Reference
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This tutorial will show you how to find reference materials in Credo Reference, a library database.
What are reference materials?
In this tutorial, you will learn to:
Credo Reference is a great source for reliable background information on your topic. By performing one search, you can find information from encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference sources.
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To access Credo Reference, click on the Databases tab in the search box in the upper right hand corner.
The Credo landing page defaults to a basic search, but you will also see options for an image search, topic search, and mind map in the basic search drop-down menu.
Let's start with a basic search:
Once you find relevant background information on your topic, Credo can lead you to more in-depth information found in books and scholarly articles. Once you are looking at an article, selected from the results list:
Once you find the article(s) you need, Credo allows you to email articles and citations for easy access.
What is a citation?
To email yourself an article and the citation:
On the email page,
Try this now with an article that looks interesting.
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What is a citation format?
Credo also makes it easy to export articles to citation managers like EasyBib and RefWorks.
What are citation managers?
To export an article to a citation manager:
Try this now.
Notice that Credo also offers options to listen to, download, embed, translate, or save articles to a folder. You can see these options in the bar at the top of each entry.
This concludes the Using Credo Reference tutorial. Now that you've finished:
Which of these features is NOT available in Credo Reference?
How can using the Related Resources feature in Credo help you with your research?
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