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Credo Reference

Credo LogoCredo Reference is a 24/7 online reference library that provides access to a selection of over 400 reference books. Credo Reference includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations, as well as a range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy and literature to law. A current alphabetical list of all available titles can be found here.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library LogoGale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. In many cases, these are multi-volume reference works previously only available in a physical form in the library. Now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Chicago State has access to more than 40 titles. Featured titles include Contemporary Black Biography, a 71 volume biographical reference source and International Directory of Company Histories, a massive 93 volume encyclopedia of business history. A current alphabetical list of all available titles can be found here.

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RefWorks—an online research management, writing and collaboration tool— helps researchers gather facts, manage text, store data, share information, generate citations, and tailor bibliographies.

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