Credo Reference Topic Pages

Credo Reference Topic Pages are a new approach to presenting and organizing information resources. Topic pages provide context and vocabulary around a subject as well as linking to other library information on the topic. They are a great starting point for learning about the topic.

Credo Reference currently has over 9,000 topic pages. They cover a wide range of subject areas – from art to medicine and literature to science.

Take a look at these new topic pages:
 China – Mandarin Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo [central glorious people’s united country; i.e., people’s republic], officially People’s Republic of China,…

Energy Efficiency  – What is meant by the term efficiency? Calculate the efficiency of a train if 450 J of chemical energy in the fuel provides 95 J of…

Domestic Workers – Work performed in a household by someone who is not a member of the family. It was performed by slaves in many early civilizations, e.g., in…


Green Living Part IV — Energy Efficiency

The Electric Power Research Institute estimates that by 2030, energy efficiency technology and practices could reduce US demand equal to between 300 and 400, 500 megawatt power plants.  Energy Efficiency and Demand Reduction Potential


When searching the library catalog or databases on this topic, it is helpful to add other words like:


  • Conservation
  • Renewable
  • Green

Or try related search terms like:


  • Fuel efficiency
  • Fuel economy
  • Energy Intensities



As part of this year’s Reading Las Vegas program during April, several libraries are hosting Save Energy, Save Money, an energy efficiency incentives from Nevada Energy, our electric utility. 

Ø      Sunrise Library, Thursday April 16, 7 p.m.

Ø      Summerlin Library, Wednesday April 22, 7 p.m.

Ø      Spring Valley Library, Tuesday April 28, 7 p.m.