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  • Credo Online Reference Service - Credo Online Reference Service enhances the research experience through authoritative reference content and a one-stop exploratory search platform that drives usage of all trusted library resources. The user-friendly interface is ideal for students starting their research, or learning about the research process during information literacy instruction. Students looking up current events and controversial topics benefit from the Real-time Reference featured search category, which provides frequently-updated, credible background information on issues unfolding in the headlines. With more than 700 searchable, full-text titles from 100+ publishers, Credo covers every major subject. 

  • Learning Tools - The Learning Tools product family, including InstructTM and ViewTM, offers librarians choices in how to best meet their institutional needs when teaching and assessing foundational skills like information literacy, critical thinking, and communication. The combination of proven pedagogy and innovative technology make it easier than ever for librarians to provide impactful instruction in the first year experience, at the point-of-need, during one-shots, or through embedded librarianship models. Learning Tools include options for all libraries, whether just launching an instruction initiative, or looking to build upon existing programming.

  • InstructTM (formerly known as InfoLit Modules) - Instruct provides ACRL-aligned multimedia materials to help librarians teach and assess foundational skills to students while aligning information literacy practices with faculty. Choose from included information literacy and/or critical thinking content packages, and begin incorporating high-quality videos, tutorials, and quizzes into your teaching. Highly flexible and customizable, Instruct can supplement online, in-class, or point-of-need instruction. The included Credo Insights assessment platform allows you to measure student progress, report results, and demonstrate the value of your library instruction.

  • ViewTM - Jumpstart library instruction with this robust collection of 60+ high-quality, standards-aligned videos covering information literacy, critical thinking, communication, and more. Ideal for flipping instruction, offering point-of-need help, and collaborating with faculty, View saves your library time and resources creating instructional materials from scratch.

  • One-time Purchase Titles - Credo has selected the best in-depth reference titles from more than 100 publishers and provides these for perpetual purchase or as part of subscriptions to Essentials Collections. These 3,500+ titles are available and searchable alongside the content in the Credo Online Reference Service platform.  platform.

  • Essentials Collections - Credo's Essentials Collections bring foundational reference titles to your students' and faculty research activities while maintaining responsible stewardship of your library budget. 26 targeted Essentials Collections offer top-tier reference titles: award-winning, noteworthy, and peer-acclaimed. Available collections include dozens of subjects, and are curated by Credo, including seamless updating of titles, additions of newly-acquired content and weeding to ensure continued relevance. Essentials Collections are full-text and searchable alongside the content in the Credo Online Reference Service platform.


  • Source - Source is the one-stop platform for preparing students for academic research. Combining scholarly reference content and engaging multimedia instruction modules, Source gives your library everything you need to build the information literacy skills your students will rely on for the rest of their lives. Source's research component features an easy-to-navigate interface and access to 400+ top-tier reference titles appropriate for grades 7-12. Cultivate information skills using more than two dozen high-quality videos (like these) and tutorials. All materials can be flexibly used in the classroom, or embedded into your institution's LMS or website.


To request a price quote contact Susan Knisely at the Nebraska Library Commission.   

Note: Credo offers Nebraska libraries a 10% discount off list price via the Nebraska Library Commission unless a special offer exceeds this amount.

Subscription Term: 

July 1 - June 30


Prorated orders will be accepted.  However, in cases where less than six months remain in the subscription term, libraries will be offered extended subscriptions instead (e.g., a library subscribing in February would be offered a 17-month subscription ending June 30).  

To Place an Order: 

Contact Susan Knisely at 402-471-3849 , 800-307-2665 or email Susan Knisely.

Tech Support:

Toll-free phone: 855-500-0165; Direct: 617-500-1879



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