In a new program from Credo Reference, the award winning online reference library, US public libraries that subscribe to Credo General Reference will be able to provide their local public high school(s) with access to the subscription service at no additional cost.

Recognizing the increasing burden on public libraries to support the research needs of students at local schools, Credo Reference will be made available to a library’s local public high school(s). The students will now have unlimited access to trusted content from Credo’s 70+ publishers when it is time to write their research papers whether they are at school, home or the local library.

“Schools are struggling with shrinking budgets and an ever-increasing need for quality information resources,” remarked Emilie Smart, Head of Reference Services for East Baton Rouge Parish Library. “This new program from Credo Reference will have an immediate and positive impact for our students, teachers and community at large.”

“Public libraries have become a more important community resource than ever before. We are pleased to be able to offer this new program as a way to support public libraries and the schools they serve,” commented Mike Sweet, Credo Reference CEO, “and we encourage libraries to take advantage of the offer before the September 30th deadline.”


Founded in 1999, Credo Reference, with offices in Oxford and Boston, has been offering completely customizable reference collections for libraries since 2002. Credo’s General Reference services combine extensive content from multiple publishers with unique cross-referencing technology, effortlessly delivering authoritative answers to millions of researchers worldwide. Publisher Collections allow libraries to augment their collection with specific, deep reference content from highly-regarded publishers. Visit www.credoreference.com and http://blog.credoreference.com.

OHIONET members are invited to attend one of the Credo E-Reference webinars in August.  The webinars will last about 45 minutes and cover content (494 titles),  and a top rated platform. In addition, the newly-launched Topic Pages bring together resources from Credo, your library and the open web all in a single page!

Credo Reference Webinars:

• Friday, August 13th

2:00 PM EDT

Please click here to register for this session.

• Tuesday, August 17th

11:00 AM EDT

Please click here to register for this session.

• Thursday, August 19th

3:00 PM EDT

Please click here to register for this session.

• Wednesday, August 25th

1:00 PM EDT

Please click here to register for this session.

• Friday, August 27th

2:00 PM EDT

Please click here to register for this session.

Subscribe to Byki Online for Libraries on or before June 30, 2010 and receive FREE Transparent Language Software for your library!

What is Transparent Language Library Edition software?
Transparent Language Library Edition software is an immersion program that enables learners to take basic vocabulary and quickly progress to more advanced comprehension and use. Grammar, vocabulary, reading, listening, pronunciation skills, and more are emphasized through the use of native language texts, videos, and stories that immerse the user in the foreign language and provide opportunities for language investigation, skill-building and role play.

Why should my library have both language programs?

  • Transparent Language Library Edition software is complimentary and consistent with Byki Online, so your library can now offer a uniform standard of language learning inside and outside of the library.
  • The programs share key learning elements (the Byki learning method is used by both programs) so transitioning from Byki to the more immersive TLLE program will be easy if the patron chooses to do so.
  • Transparent Language Library Edition software is designed to circulate outside of your library on a durable USB format and comes with a full replacement policy.
  • Transparent Language Library Edition software is in hundreds of libraries and has proven to be a format that is easily understood by patrons, circulates extremely well and has a very low theft/loss rate.

How do I get my free software?
If your library orders an annual Byki Online for Libraries subscription on or before the deadline, your library will receive free Transparent Language Library Edition software for your library. Depending on the size of your library, that means anywhere between $640 and $5,120 in free software!

Additional details on this special offer are available here!

Please contact Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29) at OHIONET for more information.

Looking for new ways to help your library users find work? Plan to attend a webinar specifically for OHIONET members on Optimal Resume, the online career tool used at more than 1000 career centers across the country.

Thursday, May 13 at 2 p.m.

Register now: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/398021723

Libraries that order a new subscription to an Oxford Online product will receive free access for the remainder of April, May, and June. In addition, they are guaranteed their subscription at the current rates. New subscribers will receive 14 months for the price of 12 in May, and 13 months for the price of 12 in June.

Prices will go up in July. Place your new orders now to get the best deal!

For more information, please contact Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29) or Mary Conroy (maryc@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 16).

From now until April 30, K-12 libraries can order one of these select CQ Encyclopedias Online at almost half off the list price and receive a print set at no additional charge--shipping and handling are included!

K-12 libraries can enjoy an extra $150 off a subscription to American History in Video from now until June 30.

Make history come alive for your students with this outstanding resource!

American History in Video has just been named a Library Journal 2009 Best Reference, in addition to winning the Booklist Editors' Choice: Reference Sources 2009 award. The collection received a starred review in the November 15, 2009, issue of Booklist, which called it \highly recommended for any library that serves students of American history.\ Library Journal also gave the collection a rave review in the August 15, 2009, issue, giving it a full 10 on a scale of 1 to 10 with a rating of \resoundingly recommended.\

For more information, please contact Christine Morris at OHIONET (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).


One of the most pressing challenges for research at all levels is managing the immense amount of scholarship available – the numbers of resources are growing exponentially every single day. Whether it’s the initial research into writing a book, a graduate student’s doctoral dissertation, or an undergraduate writing a term paper, it’s harder and harder to know what the important research is to consult.

We are proud to introduce Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO), designed to help users navigate through the overwhelming mass of information to find reliable sources, directing them to exactly the right chapter, book, website, archive, data set they need for their research.

  • Each individual entry within OBO provides a guided tour through the key literature on a specialized sub-topic. Annotations indicate what is included in the work, and provide guidance as to how this resource will aid your research.
  • Includes cataloging of non-print material, especially online resources.
  • Intuitive linking throughout quickly delivers the user from a citation to full-text content, whether online or available through a library’s catalog.
  • Each module has an Editorial Board of 15-20 leading scholars, each with expertise in specialized areas within the field of study.
  • At launch, each subject module will include over 50 entries, with an additional 50-75 entries added each year over the course of three updates. All entries are double-peer reviewed and board-vetted and will have a formal review by the Editorial Board once a year to ensure that it remains up-to-date.

Take the online guided tour: http://aboutobo.com/about-obo/a-powerpoint-overview

OBO Subject Modules include:

  • Classics
  • Criminology
  • Islamic Studies
  • Social Work
  • Philosophy (May 2010)
  • Renaissance and Reformation (May 2010)
  • Atlantic History (May 2010)
  • Biblical Studies (September 2010)
  • Buddhism (September 2010)
  • Hinduism (November 2010)
  • Medieval Studies (November 2010)
  • Communication (January 2011)
  • International Relations (January 2011)
  • Public Health (January 2011)
  • Victorian Literature (January 2011)

Both subscription and perpetual access options are available for each subject module.

For more information about Oxford Bibliographies Online, please contact Mary Conroy at OHIONET (maryc@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).

The Employment Report comes out on the first Friday of every month. What can you do to help your patrons from becoming next month's statistic? Try some of these sites to investigate new careers, get the inside scoop on an industry, plan to open a small business, or brush up on skills:

And make sure that your teens are on their way to success by thoroughly preparing for the next step after high school:

For questions about these or other Preview resources, please contact Christine Morris at OHIONET (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).

This tax season is wrapping up, but you can still take a look at these resources for ideas to support your patrons' business, finance, and legal information needs now.

Business and Financial Resources

Legal Resources

For questions about these or other Preview resources, please contact Christine Morris at OHIONET (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).