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Berkshire Publishing Collection now available on Credo Reference

For immediate release, 11 November 2010

Boston, Oxford, and Great Barrington—Credo Reference, the award-winning online reference library, has significantly expanded their agreement with the Berkshire Publishing Group. Five major Berkshire resources—31 acclaimed volumes in all–will be available for the first time through the Credo Publisher Collection service.

Berkshire Publishing specializes in international relations, cross-cultural communication, global business and economic information, and environmental sustainability. Three key examples of the Berkshire titles that will be available for subscription or perpetual purchase on the Credo Reference platform:

  • Berkshire Encyclopedia of China – Offering 800 authoritative articles from well-known scholars both in China as well as in the West, and extensively illustrated from museum and library archives, this is the first major Western reference work to cover China from such a Chinese point of view. Library Journal called it a “sumptuous resource on all things China for the 21st century.”
  • Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability – In 10 volumes, experts around the world provide authoritative coverage of the growing body of knowledge about ways to restore the planet, providing a balanced, trustworthy perspective on the global environmental challenges in the 21st century together with current information on business innovation, public policy, and global cooperation.
  • Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History 2eEdited by the renowned historian William H. McNeill and other senior scholars and written by the world’s leading world historians, this new 6-volume set includes 1,200 color illustrations and offers the “big picture” perspective that is so valuable in teaching world history.

Also to be included are Berkshire  s global sports titles and its publications on global terrorism and Global Perspectives on the United States.

“For over a decade, readers curious about their world have turned to the award-winning library reference titles created by Berkshire,” commented Karen Christensen, CEO and founder of Berkshire Publishing Group. “We are delighted that this strategic partnership with Credo Reference will make our exceptional content even more visible and accessible to researchers, educators, and especially to students.”

“Berkshire Publishing Group has worked with Credo for a good number of years and all this time we have been coveting their best new encyclopedias on China, history and sustainability,” added John Dove, Credo Reference President. “We are especially pleased to be able to add to Credo these award-winning reference works, each of which stands out in its respective field.”


Credo Reference, with offices in Oxford and Boston, has been offering completely customizable reference collections for libraries since 2002. Credo’s General Reference services combine extensive content from multiple publishers with unique cross-referencing technology, effortlessly delivering authoritative answers to millions of researchers worldwide. Publisher Collections allow libraries to augment their collection with specific, deep reference content from highly-regarded publishers. Visit and

Berkshire Publishing Group has been providing award-winning, global library reference titles since 1998. Located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the small, independent publisher creates valuable academic resources on popular, cutting-edge topics. Berkshire works with an international network of over 10,000 experts to develop publications that are used by students, teachers, scholars, journalists, policy makers, and professionals around the globe. Visit

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