What are Research Quick Tips?

Research Quick Tips are 30-60 second videos that have been added to the Credo Online Reference Service platform to assist students during the research process. These videos are included in the Credo subscription at no extra charge. 

Check out a short video about Research Quick Tips and where you can access them in the Credo Online Reference Service platform.


Our goal is to continue to evolve the Credo Reference platform from a database of content into an instructional support tool for teaching information literacy (IL).

The brief clips are adapted from Credo’s Learning Tools (a suite of information literacy instruction products), and are designed to provide IL instruction to students while they are finding and evaluating material. These videos are included in the Credo subscription at no extra charge.

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What content is covered in the Research Quick Tips?

The content in Research Quick Tips was adapted from multimedia within Credo's Learning Tools products. They are brief snippets of information relevant to searching, rather than full-length videos.

Research Quick Tips cover the following types of topics:

arrow_blue How to Find Relevant Sources

arrow_blue How to Avoid Bias in Your Searches

arrow_blue Using Pre-Research to Understand Your Topic

arrow_blue How to Select a Topic

arrow_blue What to do When Your Topic is too Broad

arrow_blue Using the Boolean operators

arrow_blue Using the Mind Map


Where can I find Research Quick Tips in the Credo platform?

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