Explore our Specialty Databases: Credo Reference

Credo Reference: Background Information to Start Your Research

Need general information or some background or basics to get started on a research assignment? Know that you shouldn’t head to Wikipedia if you want to use it for a class assignment? 

Try Credo Reference

Title Display page in Credo Reference: Contains 771 Titles

Credo does not contain scholarly journal articles, but it is packed with reference information pulled from hundreds of books that can be cited for assignments.

Article Search Filters: Type, Subject, Media Type, Date, Length

You can filter search results to by source, type, or date.  You can look for articles or images. 

Cite now with sample MLA citation for Emily Dickinson from Palgrave's

 If you find an article that you want to use for your research paper, you can use Credo’s cite tool and get a rough draft for your citation. 

Want help brainstorming keywords? Credo’s got you. 

Mind Map for Coronavirus related terms: Common cold, Wuhan University, SARS coronavirus, Nidovirales, Severe acute Respiratory... (among others)

Credo searches automatically generate mind maps that will give you related terms to explore. You can use these terms in the Credo database or write them down to use to find other resources for your assignments. 

More Library Resources example-- Gale Literature Resource Center and articles; ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source and article

In addition to providing information from books and e-books in its own collection, Credo also links searchers to articles from vendors of some of our other library databases, such as Gale and ProQuest.    

Interested in taking a short video tour of Credo? Click the image below to go to a quick video tour created by your Durham Tech Library.

As with all our library databases, you’ll use your Durham Tech  username and password to access it off-campus (same as you’d use for Sakai or Self-Service).