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Credo Reference
Credo Reference

Credo Reference (formerly Xreferplus) is an online,cross searchable, full text suite of of encyclopedias, dictionaries, guides, companions, atlases, chronologies, Who's whos, and other reference resources.

Disciplines represented in Credo sources:
Art, Bilingual Dictionaries, Biographies, Business, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Food & Beverage, Geography, History, Language, Law, Literature, Medicine, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Quotations, Religion, Science,Social Sciences, and Technology

Among the titles included are:
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
The Encyclopedia of American Folk Art
Collins Portuguese Dictionary
Marquis Who Was Who in America 1607-1984
The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy
Roget's II The New Thesaurus
The Macmillan Encyclopedia
Benders' Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology
Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary
Conspiracy Theories in American History
The American Heritage Guide to Contemporary Usage and Style
Collins Dictionary of Law
African-American Writers: A Dictionary
Encyclopedia of Women's Health
The Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music
Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy
Key Concepts in Developmental Psychology
Rawson's Dictionary of American Quotations
Who's Who in Classical Mythology, Routledge
Dictionary of Environmental Science and Technology
The Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology
Enyclopedia of Computer Science

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Print-only copy permitted
Resource Advocate:
Okada, Emily
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IUB Library Subjects:
  • Astronomy
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Informatics
  • Archaeology
  • Computer Science
  • Nursing
  • Linguistics
  • Journalism
  • Classical Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • African American and African Diaspora Studies
  • Art & Art History
  • Psychology and Brain Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Geography
  • Biology
  • Philosophy
  • International Studies
  • Victorian Studies
  • European Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Global Studies
  • Theatre and Drama
  • Education
  • Economics
  • Public Health
  • Religious Studies
  • Political Science
  • History
  • English and American Language and Literature

Library of Congress Subjects:

Encyclopedias and dictionaries.
Reference books.