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Canvas Integration: Credo Reference

What is Credo Reference?

Credo is an easy-to-use tool for starting research. Gather background information on your topic from hundreds of full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos. For help see Credo's LibGuidesCredo Logo


Credo Embeds let you embed one or more articles/entries from your Credo Reference database into Canvas pages or other guides/websites.  Note that any article may be embedded, including those with images, audio, or videos.  Topic Pages may also be embedded; the main article and the definition from the Topic Page will be embedded.

Click on the link below to begin exploring Credo! Explore guides to Credo's topic pages and reference sources on the HCC Libraries' research guide linked here!

Embedding Credo Content

Do your students struggle to find credible sources for their research?


One of the most common concerns we hear from faculty is that students struggle to find credible sources when writing their research papers. An easy way to help them get their research off on the right foot is to include reference articles on your course page in Canvas, a process that is now easier than ever!

You can still put articles on reserve at any HCC library circulation desk. You can still provide links or lists of sources in your syllabus. This new option, however, allows you to easily direct students to electronic resources that are available 24/7. From the articles, they’ll easily be able to see related concepts and explore resources that will help take their research to the next level.

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Within, find an article you wish to embed.

  2. Click on the Embed icon at the top right of the article text (highlighted in orange in the figure below.) Embed_Step_1

  3. Copy the full Embed Code.

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  1. Paste the code into Canvas. (Make sure to use the "HTML Editor" or "HTML View" option in the content editor.)

  2. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, and help get everything set up!

Watch a Video About Embedding Credo Content!

Embedded Example - Credo's Topic Page on "Libraries"

Below is an example of a Credo topic page embedded in a website - this LibGuide!


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