As you may have read in an earlier Ms. Information post HERE, Credo Reference is a great resource for finding background information on your topic. We like to think of it as a reliable alternative to Wikipedia, because the entries are written by experts in the field. But did you know that Credo can do a lot more than that, including helping you find images to enhance your research, and also help you narrow down your topic?
You can type in the keyword of your topic in the "Search for" box, or click on the "Image Search" tab to search for images, maps and graphs related to your topic. Credo Reference also offers the "Concept Map." With this feature, you can type in your keyword, and it will show you results of entries and pieces of information that are related to your topic. This can help you start thinking about your topic in new ways.
Credo Reference contains almost 500 reference book, with over 3 million full text entries. Reference books include encyclopedias, biographies and dictionaries on topics ranging from a history of martial arts to a dictionary of child development, and many topics in between.
You can access Credo Reference from the Library home page by using the drop down menu under Online Resources A-Z. Happy searching!
Image courtesy of Credo Reference. Database accessible to members of the Roosevelt community with a valid student id number.