EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Credo Reference, the online reference service, have extended their partnership allowing the reference content from Credo Reference to be discoverable within EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). Metadata from Credo General Reference, Credo Topic Pages and Publisher Collections will be added to the EDS Base Index. The addition of this rich and extensive content will impact searchers using the EDS single search interface by providing reference content and overviews of top research topics within discovery.
Content from Credo General Reference which includes select, highly-regarded titles from more than 70 publishers, will be accessible through EDS. The nearly 10,000 Credo Topic Pages provide overview, background and connections to additional library resources—promoting information literacy as users begin their research process. The agreement also includes Credo Reference Publisher Collections which offer a growing list of highly-regarded, subject-specific reference titles. To further expand their search, EDS users will have the ability to search the full text of these resources—delivering an extensive array of results alongside additional library resources. In addition, libraries will have the option to activate a Credo Reference widget in EDS that will provide quick access to Topic Pages as well as the rest of Credo’s content.
Credo Reference Chief Executive Officer Mike Sweet says more and more people looking for reference information want a simple, familiar and fast search experience so working with a discovery service like EDS makes sense. “At Credo, we continue to assess the needs of our libraries and users. Indexing our content in EBSCO Discovery Service provides a way to meet users where they are.” EBSCO has well-established relationships with an extensive array of publishing partners making their content readily discoverable via EDS for the benefit of all parties involved.
Credo Reference joins a long list of platforms, publishers, and other content partners who are taking part in EDS to bring more visibility to scholarly content, such as: the British Library, Baker & Taylor, NewsBank, Readex, LexisNexis, Alexander Street Press, ArXiv, Oxford University Press, American Psychological Association, ABC-CLIO, ingentaconnect, Government Printing Office, JSTOR, ECONIS and Mergent. For mutual customers, Web of Science and H.W. Wilson are part of a growing list of information sources available to EBSCO Discovery Service users.