Friday, October 30, 2009

New Trial: Credo Reference

We've arranged for a free trial of Credo Reference, which includes concept maps and an image search in addition to the usual encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, quotations, bilingual dictionaries, and measurement conversions. From their Website:
"Credo Reference is a full-text online reference service. Our collection includes over three million entries from hundreds of well-regarded titles from some of world's the best reference publishers. Credo’s collection is intelligently integrated with millions of cross-references and contains dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy, science to Shakespeare and law to literature."

Friday, October 16, 2009

Try Pop Culture Universe

Pop Culture Universe: Icons | Idols | Ideas (PCU) is an authoritative, yet irresistible, digital library of information on American and world popular culture, past and present—in a package as dynamic as the topic it covers.

Built on hundreds of award-winning titles for all levels of researchers, PCU provides a safe haven for investigating topics that appeal to students—without the bias, advertising, suggestive content, or questionable authorship of commercial or fan sites.

This is available for free to Concordia users until mid-November. Let us know what you think.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Zotero: A Free Tool to Manage Your Research Sources

Zotero is a free add-on for the Firefox Web browser which allows you to manage your research resources. Save citation information and URLs for books, articles, Web pages, images, videos, sound files and other media, all accessible from your Web browser. See for yourself: