Wednesday, September 3, 2014

e-Resource of the Month: Literati Public/CREDO Reference





Literati Public/CREDO Reference  is a great place for students to get started on their research. Not only does the service provide in-depth, high quality information from reference e-books, journals and scholarly articles on a given topic, it provides related entries in magazines, newspapers and the library's own catalog, ensuring researchers are exposed to all the library has to offer.
  • Educational e-content (encyclopedias, atlases, reference books, dictionaries) for K-12 through adult
  • Topic Pages which organize/present materials (reference e-books, magazine articles, etc.) by subjects including Art, Biographies, Philosophy, Technology and more!
  • The Mind Map feature for narrowing and broadening topics -- it helps students to visualize their topic and identify associated keywords - great for brainstorming
  • Subject-specific tutorials and videos that improve information literacy - topics include Genealogy Research and Applying for Jobs Online
  • Links to related items in the library catalog which you can place holds on/check out
  • FREE, Live Homework Help (staffed by teachers) for students in grades 3-12 for writing, reading and math. Live help is available from 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 am - 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Teachers and students collaborate in the virtual classroom via an interactive whiteboard!
  • Fun applications such as the Crossword Solver (enter '?' for the letter you are missing in your word)
You can access Literati through the library's online catalog and on the Articles & Databases page (under Encyclopedia & Reference).

Or, go to http://login.credoreference.com/libcard?id=7590 and enter in your 10-digit Fauquier County Public Library card number. If you don't have a library card, apply online today and access this database with a temporary number.

School is back in session and your library is here to help with great resources like Literati Public/CREDO Reference.

~ Alison, Electronic Resources Librarian

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