WorldCat where you want it: Add WorldCat data to your Credo Reference Topics pages

OCLC and Credo Reference have teamed up for a special new project that can enhance your library's Credo Reference Topic Pages with WorldCat results. You can turn on these end-user enhancements now with no risk to your library.

What are Topic Pages?

Topic Pages are a great jumping off point—librarians have called them "a great alternative to Wikipedia." They give end-users context on thousands of topics from academic basics to current events. Credo Reference Topic pages already pull together industry-leading reference, images and videos, and if you choose--local materials available in your library, through the WorldCat Search API.

Special introductory period now through June 30, 2012*

Turn on Topic Pages AND the WorldCat local results by simply filling out the form on this page. You’ll add nearly 10,000 pages featuring your library’s brand and more importantly, YOUR selected databases, journals, scholarly monographs and localized WorldCat results.

It's easy

OCLC and Credo Reference have teamed up to make it easy for you. With your permission, OCLC can also share your WorldCat Search API credentials (the "WSKey") with Credo Reference. Don't know if you have one or not? Go ahead and fill out the form—we'll double check to make sure your institution doesn't already have one. It's that easy.

Ready to get started?

Once you submit the form, you'll receive two (2) e-mail confirmations:

  • One from OCLC within two (2) business days, verifying you have applied for a WorldCat Search API key on behalf of your institution.
  • Another from Credo Reference within approximately two (2) weeks, with details about customizing your Topic Pages.

Have more questions?

Credo’s Support team is ready to help at support@credoreference.com or 1-617-292-6125.


*Some restrictions apply. Credo Topic Page customizations, including Worldcat results, are available only through a subscription to the customization service, except during this promotional period, which will end on June 30, 2012. Please contact Credo Reference for a customization cost estimate for your institution. Libraries interested in trialing the customization service after June 22, 2012, and those without a pre-existing subscription to Credo Reference, should contact a Credo sales representative in order to set up a separate trial.

This special program is part of OCLC and Credo Reference's commitment to make things easier and provide more integrated services for you and your users.

Yes—I want Credo Reference Topic Pages with WorldCat results!


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