Library Introduces Credo Reference

OWU Libraries are introducing Credo Reference this semester, a new online reference site offering coverage of all major subject areas. The site includes access to millions of full-text entries from nearly 640 reference books, making it an excellent starting place for background information on most academic topics.

Credo’s Topic Pages offer overviews for over 10,000 topics. Articles on each topic page are followed by suggested resources from other library resources such as research databases, catalogs, and scholarly websites.

Other entries come from well-known reference sources, many of which include suggestions for further reading and links to connect readers to those resources.

Credo can be a good resource for those just beginning research into unfamiliar topics and a good lead into more subject-specific research databases. For a brief introduction to the site, check out the following video:

Please direct any questions about Credo Reference to the Beeghly Reference Desk at refdesk@owu.edu or 740-368-3242

LexisNexis Redesigns Interface

LexisNexis has just rolled out its new interface design with the intent of making searching and discovery of material simpler and more intuitive. No content has been lost, only moved, with some new functionality added.

For an overview of new features and search options, check out this brief video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZg3tqBC17E

For tutorials on searching for particular types of information, like a legal case, obituary, or company profiles, visit the following link for more short videos: http://www.youtube.com/LexisNexisAcademic. Many of these tutorial topics are also featured in research guides with screen shots and instructions.

Any additional questions may be directed to the Beeghly Reference Desk at 740-368-3242 or refdesk@owu.edu.