Credo Announces New Technology to Enhance and Streamline Research through EBSCO Discovery Service™ ~ Mutual Customers to Benefit from Continued Integration of Library Vendors

BOSTON and OXFORD, England, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research just got easier and more efficient for end-users whose libraries subscribe to Credo solutions and EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) from EBSCO

Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, today announced it has deployed new technology that integrates its growing library of Topic Pages with EBSCO Discovery Service. Students who search EDS will now see Topic Pages, which provide a gateway through Credo's trusted multimedia-rich reference content to other library resources, alongside their search results, providing a highly targeted starting point for deeper research.  These searches will also retrieve Credo full-text reference entries, and will soon include high resolution images and videos.

EBSCO Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer Michael Gorrell says as a provider of discovery services for libraries EBSCO is always working to improve the end-user experience. "By leveraging this new technology from Credo we are able to offer a new reference layer that sets the context for information discovery and make further use of existing library resources within the discovery environment. This agreement expands upon our partnership with Credo to further address the research needs of libraries and the end user." 

"One of Credo's primary goals is to inform users' research process, giving them not only the answers they seek for their immediate information need but providing them with the skills they need to conduct effective research in the future," said Carol Helton, Credo's Executive Vice President of Customer Solutions and Marketing. "By partnering with EBSCO, an established world leader in information discovery and delivery, we are able to leverage our content, technologies and services to meet users at their point of need."

Credo's new technology is available at no cost to libraries that subscribe to both Credo and EBSCO Discovery Service.  For additional information please email learnmore@credoreference.com

About EBSCO
EBSCO is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET®, EBSCO's total e-resource management system, and  EBSCOhost®, the world's premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives and e-books.  EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and nearly 370,000 e-books plus subscription management services for 355,000 e-journals and e-journal packages. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service. For more information, visit the EBSCO Web site at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

About Credo 
A 2013 SIIA CODiE Award winner, Credo believes that everyone deserves the ability to learn and the opportunity to succeed.

To help people achieve their academic, professional and personal goals, Credo partners with libraries, educators, publishers and technology providers to deliver solutions for developing information skills.  Founded in 1999, Credo has offices in Boston and the UK.  For additional information about Credo and its Literati solutions please visit http://corp.credoreference.com.

For more information, please contact:

Kathleen McEvoy
Public Relations Director
EBSCO
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
kmcevoy@ebsco.com

Credo Media Contacts:
Mary Kay Jezzini, 212-352-1401
Lynn Brainard, 714-771-4397
publicity@credoreference.com

SOURCE Credo



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