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Credo Reference

The Credo e-reference collection includes over 50 high-quality religion and theology reference works that can help you get a quick overview of a topic. Access it by going to Research Tools | Databases | Credo

Getting Started with Credo Reference (Emerson College)

 This video (4:22) from Emerson College demonstrates how to use Credo Reference. 

Credo Reference: How to run a basic search (video)

This short video walks you through the basic search process in Credo.

Credo Reference: How to find a book (PDF)

Want to check out a specific title in Credo? This handout will show you how.

Is it okay to use Wikipedia?

Wikipedia: Beneath the Surface (North Caroline State University)

In this video (6:41) produced by North Carolina State University Libraries, you will learn how Wikipedia is created so you can better judge the information you find there.



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