Credo Reference offers access to a growing collection of full-text, fully cross-referenced content of nearly 600 titles from over 70 of the best reference publishers.

Credo's 10,000 plus topic pages will also include top search results from your library catalogue and other online resources – a portal into your library, driving up usage and  increasing return on investment.

Find facts fast from popular titles such as Roget’s Thesaurus, Brewer’s Phrase and Fable, Debrett's, Chambers, Collins and Penguin dictionaries, bilinguals, biographies, and maps and atlases from Philip's. 

The reference includes award-winning titles and in-depth subject encyclopaedias from major university presses, such as Cambridge, Edinburgh and Harvard. Other major publishers range from A&C Black, ABC-Clio, Blackwell, Bloomsbury, Bridgeman to Routledge, Sage, Springer, Thames & Hudson, Wiley, Willan and Wisden.

Homework is fun with Credo's interactive concept mapping tool, and easy with clear, intuitive interface and easy-to-cite entries.

Content is brought alive and made accessible with extras such as:

  • a multi-lingual interface
  • talking dictionaries for pronunciation help
  • animations, video & sound clips 
  • 300,000 plus images, diagrams, photos, maps 
  • 50,000 fine art images 
  • concept map for visual learners
  • crossword and anagram solver
  • the option to add a Credo search box and a multi-product search box to your library website
  • weekly brainteaser quiz and new topic page alert
  • free subject guides

High level of customisation includes strong library branding with your logo and customised links to promote your library services, MARC records, OpenURL, COUNTER compliant usage stats and Credo’s unique customisable stats. The service includes training and promotional materials and free regional workshops. 

Further information

Find out more about Credo Reference at

List of titles by subject

List of title by publisher

How topic pages work 

How to use the Credo subject guides 

Our support and training pages 

How to subscribe

If you wish to subscribe, first take a look at the Model Licence. To obtain pricing and for further information or to request a free trial sign up here or contact:

Anne Kail 
Telephone: 01865 339 450