EBSCOhost 2.0

EBSCOhost is an online collection of databases, with a user-friendly, customizable features for searching and retrieving information. EBSCOhost offers basic and advanced searching by Boolean logic, enhanced subject indexing and journal searching. The interface has links from the full record display to related articles by subject, source or author. In addition, EBSCOhost users can print, e-mail or download multiple articles.

EBSCOhost offers a range of advanced searching features. Results can be limited by subject, author, journal, date, peer-reviewed status and full text availability. In addition, users can build upon their search terms by using EBSCOhost’s search history and search builder capabilities. EBSCOhost also offers links to title lists, expanded publisher information, and help with citing electronic resources.

Below are the files to help you learn more about searching and using EBSCOhost databases; these links will open in a new window:

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Brain Teaser – March 23, 2009

Quite a lot of words start with the letters P-E-N. In this brainteaser, see if you can identify these pen- words from the definitions given. For example, if the definition is “A device for writing and drawing,” the answer could be “pencil.” Use Credo Reference  if you need help finding the answers.


1. A dwelling on the roof or in the uppermost part of a building, usually structurally distinct.

2. A punishment, such as imprisonment, a fine, etc. imposed for wrongdoing, breaking a contract or rule, etc.

3. Deeply, seriously, or sadly thoughtful.

4. A narrow strip of land projecting into a sea or lake from the mainland.

5. A weight, suspended from a fixed point, that swings freely back and forth.

6. In the U.S. or Canada: a state or federal prison.

7. An athletic contest consisting of five different events.

8. Next to the last.

9. A fringe region of half shadow resulting from the partial obstruction of light by an opaque object.

10. A line of verse consisting of five metrical feet.

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