Topic Pages: Tour

Topic Pages are Literati’s approach to organizing and presenting information resources.  They are a dynamic “one stop shop” where you can find much of what your library has on any one topic.  Topic Pages aggregate information from Literati, your other library databases and the open web, all on one screen.

See notes below for descriptions of each part of the Topic Page by designated number.

1. Main Article:  The article at the top left hand side of the Topic Page is taken from the Credo Reference title list and is meant to offer a succinct, but thorough summation of your Topic.  It may be taken from one of Credo’s general reference encyclopedia, or a subject encyclopedia that offers a relevant overview. 

a. Click the ‘Continue Reading’ link beneath the first paragraph if you would like to read the entire article. 

b. The citation provided belongs to the encyclopedia article referenced in number 1 above.  If you would like to use any of the full text of the article, use this citation to include in your bibliography.

2. Mind Map:  Click the map to execute a search within Literati’s Mind Map for the Topic you are researching.

3. Related Topics:  These will allow you to explore further Topic Pages which are related to the current Topic Page.  This area allows you to build context and vocabulary as you explore your area of interest.  Click any of the links within the box to be brought to a brand new Topic Page.

4. Images: Images relevant to your topic taken from your Credo title list as well as other databases as selected by your library.  Click the link to be brought to the article which contains the full image and citation.

5. Credo Entries: Displays up to three results related to your topic taken from your entire Credo title list.  These entries will be taken from subject encyclopedias, quotation books, factbooks, etc and will give you a range of different points of view on your topic.

6. Articles, Books & News:  This area will list relevant articles to your topic from databases selected by your library.  Credo takes the first three results and displays them on the screen.  Click the link to read the full text of the article.  When you do this, you will leave the Credo Reference platform and be brought to the platform that hosts this content.  Please ask your library about access if you have any difficulty.

7. Search Other Sites:  These are links to other databases that are not displayed in their own boxes on Topic Pages.  This might be because your library chose not to display those databases results or Credo is unable to display the databases results.  Access to these databases can still be included on Topic Pages and will be listed here.  Click the link to the database you’d like to explore.  Doing so will cause you to leave Credo Reference and land on the specific platform chosen.