Catching Up with Credo – January 2020

With the new year comes new blog topics to help you start on a positive note. Last month, we learned about Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers, a resource that can help you teach research techniques that help students understand the importance of fact-checking. We also learned creative ways to teach the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Frames using Credo Reference, plus we interviewed social sciences librarian Melissa Cardenas-Dow, who shared her experiences and approaches in teaching information literacy.

Don’t forget to check out January Social Media Content for Libraries for ready-made posts you can share with your followers!

What’s New with Us?

Credo Reference Is Now a Library Journal “Must-Have Database”!

Library Journal has named Credo Reference one of its Must-Have Databases for Academic and Public Libraries for 2020 in the General Reference category. Learn more here!

Real Time Reference

There’s a lot going on. The Conversation provides information you need to keep track of news and trends. January 2021 means America has a new Congress, and despite this week’s events, the United States Constitution makes it clear there will be a new president at noon on January 20, 2021. In other election news, a “rainbow wave” of LGBTQ candidates ran and won in the 2020 election, and a record number of women will serve in the 117th Congress, including at least 51 women of color, proving that Black candidates can win in swing districts.

New this month from Wiley, The Diversity Style Guide will help you communicate effectively about the changing social and political landscape. Protest!: A History of Social and Political Protest Graphics from Princeton University Press explores the endlessly inventive graphic forms that have symbolized and spurred on power struggles, rebellions, spirited causes, and calls to arms.

Platform Updates

Backfile Weeding for 2021 Is Complete

On January 6th, 2021, we weeded 55 aging or little-used titles from the curated versions of Academic Core and Secondary School Core. We messaged affected subscribers directly, but if you know that your account has the curated version of one of these collections and you missed the info, here are the details:

55 titles weeded in Jan 2021 (Excel)
MARC Delete records for 2021 Backfile (.mrc)

For more on the curated version of Academic Core, please see our Help Center page or email with any questions.

Essentials Collections Freshly Curated for 2021

Our continually updated Essentials Collections have been refreshed for the New Year with new content from esteemed publishers covering all of the topics you and your students seek. See updates to all Essentials Collections by downloading the title list (select a subject on this landing page and look for the “Title List” button on the right). If your subscription is up for renewal soon, please get in touch with us if you have any questions regarding these updates.