Finding and Using Ebooks

Highlights electronic books available through the University of Arkansas Libraries

About Credo Reference ebooks

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Credo Reference is a subscription collection of dictionaries and encyclopedias from many publishers.  In addition, the University Libraries have purchased some individual titles on the Credo platform.

The Basics: Credo Reference ebooks

Where can I find them?

Most are in the library catalog and in QuickSearch. 
Pro tip: Use the QuickSearch Format Type filter for "Reference" to limit your results to online dictionaries and encyclopedias like those in Credo Reference. 

How many simultaneous users?

Titles are licensed for unlimited users. 

Do I need a special account?


Are there download or print limits? 


Can I read offline? 

Individual entries may be downloaded in PDF format or saved to Google drive.

Is special software needed? 


How long may I check a book out to read offline?

Individual entries may usually be downloaded and kept indefinitely.  

Read Online

Credo entries have:

  1. Tools for saving, sharing citing, reading aloud, and translating the item
  2. (for longer entries) a bibliography listing sources or recommended additional reading.  Use the Find it! links to find these items in our collections. 
  3. A full citation for the full book at the bottom of the record. 

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Read Offline

Use the Print icon to save the entry as a PDF or to Google Drive. 

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Linking for Classroom Use

The site allows multiple users to read the ebook at a time.

You may share permalinks to this content.  Please make sure to Athenize your link before sending it out. The OpenAthens link will guarantee access for remote users.