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ENGL 152--Feroni

Reference Databases - What are they? What are they good for?

What do Reference Databases include?

  • Handbooks
  • Dictionaries
  • Encyclopedias
  • Some are specific to specific disciplines - such as art, history, literature, psychology, etc.
  • Cover a wide variety of topics

What are Reference Databases good for?

  • Find definitions, statistics, and biographical and historical information
  • Find overview information
  • Obtain background on your topic and get started
  • Help you decide if a topic choice will work for your assignment

Ask a librarian or your instructor for assistance

Credo Reference

Search Example

Find definitions or overviews on a topic, for example Credo search on Privacy.

You may limit the results by Subject Area (such as Social Sciences - Sociology), Article Length (long, short), Types (definitions, reference) and more.

Mind Map Example

Identify potential related terms and topics to explore. The Credo Mind Map for Privacy identifies Neglect, Domestic Violence, Psychological Abuse, and Sexual Abuse as possibilities.

Save, Print, Email, Cite

  • Use the Citation menu option and choose MLA
  • The Share icon gives the most complete list of options. Do at least two.

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