This article describes how to access the Source Modules. If you subscribe to the SKILL Modules, our legacy standalone product, see here.
The Source Modules come bundled with our Source reference platform. The Source reference platform can be accessed via one of the following access methods:
Once students have authenticated into the Source reference platform, there are links directly to the Modules content provided on the home screen. These links will authenticate into the Source Modules platform seamlessly, without requiring another authentication method. Students will then be able to use the Modules table of contents to access any of the content items in your subscription.
To link to Source, you can use the link to the Source reference home screen on your library web page, LibGuides, Google Classroom, or anywhere else you provide resource links to students.
If desired, you can also use the direct links and embed codes provided on your Source Modules admin dashboard to allow students to access the Modules content outside of the reference platform. Please note that the authentication methods for the direct links/embed codes are limited to IP, proxy, and referring URL authentication (see below).
- Direct Links - these links to the Modules content are provided on your Source Modules admin dashboard. They can be shared with students on the library website, LibGuides, Google Classroom, or wherever you provide resource links to students.
- Embed Codes - embed codes will allow you to embed the Modules content directly on a page, such as on a LibGuide.
IP authentication allows users on your campus network to access the Modules seamlessly, without being prompted for log-in credentials. Most institutions choose this authentication method for their on-campus users; it can be used alongside your chosen off-campus authentication method, such as proxy or referring URL authentication.
Credo will need to have your full list of campus IP addresses on file for this authentication method; see IP Authentication for details.
If your institution has a proxy server for accessing subscription resources, remote users can log in to the Modules with their proxy credentials. We can provide deep links and embed codes that include your proxy prefix.
On your end, you will need to update your proxy configuration and ensure that you have an SSL Certificate set up in order to access our secure site.
For more information see Proxy Authentication.
Referring URL Authentication
If your library has a page or pages that require a password for access, such as a protected library portal or a Learning Management System, we can set up seamless access to the Modules from those pages. This eliminates the need for secondary authentication, and thus can be useful for institutions that do not have a proxy server.
See our Referring URL Authentication page for more information and set-up instructions.