The entries within Credo Reference are the electronic equivalent of the articles and definitions contained within books. Each entry page carries a great deal of information and features that enhance the electronic version.
An entry page will show you the full text of the encyclopedia article you selected from the results page. This will include any information you would see if you had the print version of the book in front of you, including any images, footnotes, charts, graphs, etc.
For a guide to an entry page, please refer to the diagram and key below:
1. Book Type and Title
Every entry page will tell you the name of the book you are currently viewing along with the specific subject category that book falls under.
2. Entry Heading
The entry heading shows the title of the open entry. Some entries also provide a sub-heading, which provide you with more detail on the entry.
3. Email, Print, Save and Share
Email: Clicking on this button allows you to email this entry to yourself or another person. You can send the full text of the entry or just a citation.
Print to PDF: Clicking on this button will provide you with a PDF version of the entry page. It will contain the full text and images only and will not include the links on the left hand side of the page. The bottom of the entry will include the full citation in four formats: APA, Chicago, Harvard & MLA.
Save: Clicking on this button allows you to save the full-text of the entry as a text file to a flash drive, disc or computer.
Share: Clicking on this button will allow you to add this link to a social bookmarking or networking site like Del.icio.us or Facebook. See image below:
4. Save results
Click the purple save button next to the entry heading to save this particular entry for your search session. Any result you save will be stored in the top toolbar under the link named “Saved Results”. These are temporary saves. If you are idle on your PC for 30 minutes or if you logout for any reason, the saved items will be deleted.
In some entries, you will find links embedded in the full text. Clicking a link within the entry itself will take you to a new entry page within the same book. For example, cross-references within the Penguin Dictionary of Psychology will lead to other related entries within the Penguin Dictionary of Psychology.
6. Related entries
Related entries are Credo Reference's special cross-references. While cross-references in the body-text of an entry link to related information within the same book, related entries link to related information contained in any book across your entire Credo Reference title list
7. Related Resources
Related resources are links that allow you to explore your library’s other content OUTSIDE of Credo Reference. Clicking a link in this list will bring you to a different database’s platform in a new window, leaving Credo Reference entirely. These links help you extend your research by finding related information in other databases.
8. Browse book
These links will bring you to this book’s Table of Contents page where you will be able to browse through this specific title individually.
9. Citation information
Citations are available in APA, Chicago, Harvard and MLA citation formats. Copy this citation for your bibliography if you have quoted or copied any information from this entry.
10. Citation Management
Use this drop down menu to select how you would like to save your citations. Save them in your favorite citation management system (EasyBib, EndNote, ProCite, RefWorks, Reference Manager, Zotero), save to flash drive or disk, to your clipboard, file or email.