March 18, 2011 – EBSCO and Credo Reference have extended a partnership that allows the reference content from Credo to be discoverable within EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS).

This was according to Digital Journal’s article, “EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) Continues to Expand as Credo Reference Content Becomes Searchable Through EDS.” Metadata from Credo General Reference, Credo Topic Pages and Publisher Collections will be added to the EDS Base Index.

The agreement also includes Credo Reference Publisher Collections, which offer a growing list of highly-regarded, subject-specific reference titles. EDS users will have the ability to search the full text of these resources, and libraries will have the option to activate a Credo Reference widget in EDS that will provide quick access to Topic Pages as well as the rest of Credo’s content.

EDS creates an easy means of accessing all of that content from a single search box, which may be why more and more libraries are using EDS as their solution. They realize the importance of findability.

Melody K. Smith