Linking to the Platform

Persistent Links to Credo Online Reference Service

You can link to Credo Online Reference Service content in a variety of ways. Here is an overview of the link syntax Credo uses.

Basic home page link for Credo:

http://search.credoreference.com

The Permalink URLs available on all pages are the best links to use as persistent links. Look for the chain icon at the top of each page. These links will include your proxy or institution ID information if you have selected a preferred remote access method in Admin.

Read below for more information on linking to:

Find a Book
Titles by subject
Single title
Specific tabs for a title
Entries
Search page
Search results

Linking to the Find a Book page

This link leads to the title list page, where you can view a list of all titles within your account. 

http://search.credoreference.com/content/browse/book

 


Linking to titles about a subject

This link style leads to the title list for a selected subject. Example:

http://search.credoreference.com/content/browse/book?subject=subjectcode

Click here for a full list of subject URLs. 


Linking to title pages

Every title in Credo Online Reference Service has a unique URL. This URL defaults to the "Contents" page of the book (where available). 

http://search.credoreference.com/content/title/bookname

To construct these links, replace bookname with the short name for the book. For example, to link to the "Contents" page for Africa and the Americas: http://search.credoreference.com/content/title/abcafatrle


You can take these URLs from the Permalink at the top of the Credo platform (the chain icon), your browser's address bar, or authorized Admins can download a title list complete with these links from the Credo Admin account. To learn more about this Admin function, see our Admin Help Page.

Other tabs under Find a Book can be linked to directly. Note that not every book has the same available tabs.

  • http://search.credoreference.com/content/title/bookname?tab=entries - to link to a book's Table of Contents or headings lists
  • http://search.credoreference.com/content/title/bookname?tab=images - to link to a book's image list
  • http://search.credoreference.com/content/title/bookname?tab=audios - to link to a book's audio file list
  • http://search.credoreference.com/content/title/bookname?tab=videos - to link to a book's video list
  • http://search.credoreference.com/content/title/bookname?tab=persons - to link to a book's person list
  • http://search.credoreference.com/content/title/bookname?tab=locations - to link to a book's location list

Linking to a Topic Page

Every Topic Page in Credo Online Reference Service has a unique persistent URL. These URLs are constructed as follows:

http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/heading

This URL can be found using the "Permalink" button at the top of every Topic Page.


Linking to an individual entry

Every entry in Credo Online Reference Service has a unique persistent URL that displays in "Permalink" menu function and in the citation at the bottom of the entry page. Example:

http://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/bookname/entryheading/0

Replace bookname with the short name for the book and entryheading with the heading for the entry. As an example, the URL for the 'Cold War' entry from ABC-CLIO's Science in the Contemporary World is:

http://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/abccscience/cold_war/0

If there are two entries with the same heading in a single title, the "0" at the end of the entry link will change. For example, the second entry for "Ceres" in the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia has a "1" in the final position:

http://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/ebconcise/ceres/1

The Permalink for each entry is the best guide to the proper URL.


Linking to a custom start page

There are four different pages on which a user may start a search. Each can be linked to directly from outside Credo Online Reference Service:

Also, see the search preferences option in Admin, which sets your default start page to one of the first four pages.


Linking to search results

You can perform a keyword search with your URL. Example:

http://search.credoreference.com/search/all/?searchPhrase=TERM

 

Replace TERM with the desired keyword search.

You can add a subject limit to the query by adding a subjectcode parameter. E.g.

 
http://search.credoreference.com/search/all/?searchPhrase=TERM&facets=subject_code 

The best place to find the URLs with the subject codes is the permalink function of the Credo platform, or contact support@credoreference.com for a list.


Notes on linking:

  1. If the user cannot be automatically authenticated using a TCP/IP address or a referring URL, then the login page will be shown. After entering a valid login, the user will then see the requested page.

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