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Spark 001 (Contreras): How Do I Find Background Information?

Spark Seminar: The Border and Chicana/o Texts

Finding Background Information

Reference sources, like encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and Wikipedia, provide information such as definitions, brief histories, and biographical information.

Credo Reference is just one tool that can help you find background information.

CREDO Reference

Example

Using CREDO Reference


Watch this video for a quick introduction to searching in CREDO reference (1:10).

LibWizard Credo Reference Tutorial

Credo Reference Tutorial

Using Credo Reference Tutorial

Instructions:

1. Connect to the campus network via the VPN if you are off-campus.  You will need this connection to access one or more library databases while taking the tutorial.

2. Take the short quiz at the end of the tutorial.  Enter your email address AND your professor's email address. Afterwards locate the email confirmation. These emails often go to your SPAM folder, so be sure to check there.  It is often easiest to search in your email account for the phrase "Certificate of completion" to find your email confirmation.

3. You are ready! Click on the link below to start the tutorial. Follow the instructions on the left hand of the screen and, as directed, complete activities in the main screen (right).

Credo Reference Tutorial >>  https://ucmercedlibrary.libwizard.com/f/credo-reference