Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Start the Semester on the Right Foot with Credo Reference's Academic Core, Now with Over 800 Titles

It's a new year, a new semester, and a new set of learning challenges for students. For those courses requiring research papers and projects, one of the Cheng Library's most useful research starting points is Credo Reference's Academic Core database, a full-text collection of over 800 high-quality reference works, including single- and multi-volume specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, chronologies, handbooks, and atlases.

Sometimes the biggest hurdle in a research project is getting started - deciding on a topic, getting a general orientation to it, coming up with a good research question, and getting tips on where to look next. The best reference works are designed to meet all of these needs. Written by subject specialists who presume little prior knowledge on the part of the reader, the materials in Credo Reference's Academic Core will help students get on the right track at an early stage in their research, providing the essential background and context, clear definitions, important search terms that can be used in other databases to yield high-precision results, and useful bibliographies for pursuing a topic in greater depth. Covering every subject area in the WPUNJ curriculum, it's one of the best first resources to use for research projects on any size.

In addition to the many titles that are included with our subscription, the Cheng Library has purchased the following additional titles thanks to special funding provided by the Office of the Provost:

It's easy to create a link to Credo Reference's Academic Core in Blackboard, or to create links to any individual title in the collection. Please contact Richard Kearney (email or 973-720-2165) or you have questions or need more information about Credo Reference's Academic Core.

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