Credo Reference Named "Best Overall" by Library Journal

Industry leading magazine recognizes Credo Reference for the second time

Jan 12, 2012, 09:45 ET from Credo Reference

NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The magazine "considered the bible of the library world" recently selected Credo Reference ( as the "best overall reference database," besting well-known and respected competitors like Gale/Cengage and Thomson Reuters.  In addition to the top recognition, the magazine praised Credo Topic Pages as "awesome" and their "Mind Map" tool for "helping students visualize their topic and identify keywords."

For the selection, Library Journal, widely recognized as the leading trade publication among librarians and library publishers, convened a panel of expert librarians and reviewers to determine the 'best of breed' in online reference.  In the November 15, 2011 issue the results were published and Credo Reference was selected as "Best Overall" among all the resources evaluated.

"We are absolutely thrilled," commented Mike Sweet, Credo Reference CEO. "We pride ourselves on our ability to innovate in anticipation of the needs of librarians and the users they serve and this represents a strong validation from our core market."

To determine the "best overall reference database" Library Journal convened a panel of expert librarians and reviewers. This is not the first time Credo Reference has come out at the top; in 2008 Library Journal evaluated over 200 online reference resources, scoring them on seven key criteria. Only Credo Reference received four out of four stars in each category.

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