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Databases & Resources

This guide provides an overview of CSM library databases and other resources for finding information.

CREDO Reference

Search with keywords or browse topics. Articles from reference books (such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, topic overviews, bibliographies, and research guides) related to the topic will show in the results page.

Search results for "human rights" on CREDO Reference

Reading Online

Articles or entries can be read online.

Article page on CREDO reference

Downloading & Tools

Tool options for an article in CREDO Reference

  • Save - adds to your "saved items" in the top right corner of the page
  • Citation
  • Print - download a PDF
  • Share - send via email
  • Read Aloud
  • Translate

Infobase Academic eBook Collections

Top of the page for the InfobaseBooks database

This collection includes reference eBooks for multiple academic disciplines (including arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, business, technology, health, law, and more). Browse through subjects OR search by title or keywords.

Reading Online

After selecting a book, you can read in the browser. There are tools for:

  • Table of Contents and Bookmarks
  • Searching within the book
  • Read Aloud (listen to the book)
  • Expanding to Full Screen view
  • Reader Settings including font size, viewing modes (night mode, day mode, or sepia mode), and scroll view.

Online reading view for a book in InfobaseBooks

Downloading & Other Tools

Tool options on Infobase eBook database

  • Share (email)
  • Embed/Link
  • Citations
  • Title Info - provides a short description and information about the title such as copyright date, author(s), series, publisher, page count, ISBN, and subjects
  • Dictionary - look up words without leaving the eBook's page
  • Print - select chapters or parts of the text to print or save as a PDF