Skip to Main Content

Writing 100 (Lanser) Discipline Awareness Assignment

Find Information about a Discipline, its Researchers & Trends

CREDO Reference for Background Information

CREDO Reference is a collection of online reference books. 

  • The CREDO Reference collection includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks across a variety of subjects.
  • Search over 1,000 book titles with 3 million+ full-text articles.
  • It is an excellent resource for locating background information to start your research. 
  • Additional features include topic pages, images, and a Mind map for related topics.
  • Citations are available in APA, Chicago, Harvard and MLA formats.
  • Permalinks are available for all entries/articles.
  • Think of CREDO Reference as an academic version of Wikipedia.

Credo Logo

Use Basic Searches in CREDO to Locate Information on a Field

Search CREDO strategically.  This video highlights how to search for background information on the history of a discipline (e.g. developmental psychology, mathematics) using phrase searching and Boolean operators. (3:11)