Credo Reference

Subscription Term: 

January 1 - December 31

Credo is an information skills solutions provider that serves educational institutions worldwide. We build platforms that enable the flexible configuration of content, technology and services for the purpose of connecting learners, faculty and teachers, librarians and publishers. Credo promotes knowledge building, problem solving and critical thinking to give people the information skills necessary for success throughout their academic, professional and personal lives.

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Available Products & Services 

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. Offering 690+ highly-regarded titles and thousands of images, audio files, and videos from 80+ publishers, Credo covers every major subject. 

InfoLit Modules
The InfoLit Modules provide high-quality, ACRL-aligned instructional materials to help librarians deepen the quality of student instruction on research strategies and techniques. With 60 high-quality videos, customizable tutorials, and quizzes, the InfoLit Modules are ideal for supplementing existing lessons, for “one shot” library instructional sessions, and for addressing gaps in classroom or online teaching.

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 4000+ titles are available are searchable alongside the content in the Credo Online Reference Service platform.

Essentials Collections
Credo’s Essentials Collections bring foundational reference titles to your students’ and faculty’s research activities while maintaining responsible stewardship of your library budget. The Essentials Collections offer top-tier reference titles: award-winning, classic, 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.

Issue Briefs
Going beyond the headlines, Issue Briefs dig deeply into issues to explain their relevance in the modern world and expose both sides of the story. Providing a valuable source of current context for students performing research, articles are reviewed by an editorial board of seasoned journalism professionals, ensuring each Issue Brief meets the highest of journalistic standards. 3-4 new media-rich Issue Briefs are added every week and direct-published with no delay.


Credo Reference is offering a special price on higher education products, including the newly added Issue Briefs. Subscribe to Issue Briefs by the end of the year and get 50% of your subscription price as a credit towards any other purchase before the end of the year. In addition to this special Issue Briefs discount, if you purchase any of our Essential Collections OR Single Purchased Titles, in addition to the Issue Briefs, there is a special pricing structure where you can use your credit from the Issue Briefs purchase.

Here is how to discount structure works for the Essentials Collections:

  • Subscribe to two Essential Collections - get 10% off
  • Three - 15% off
  • Four or more - 20% off

PLUS use the credit from your Issue Briefs purchase

Here is how the discount structure works for the Single Purchased Titles:

  • Purchase $5,000+ - get 10% off
  • $7,500 + - 15% off
  • $10,000+ - 20% off

PLUS use the credit from your Issue Briefs purchase

Participating Libraries

  • Central Methodist University
  • East Central College
  • Missouri Western State University 
  • Rockhurst University 
  • State Fair Community College
  • State Technical College of Missouri
  • Westminster College