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Remember that you must be a currently enrolled Midland College student in order to access CredoReference for these activities.  Contact your instructor or the Fasken LRC to obtain login information.    
This Window will remain open so you can refer back to it.  Or, you can print this page to have on hand as you work Activities.
   
  1. Click on Credo reference button above to connect, then select: Find a Book (on its navigation bar on top). Select Science (Categories on the left column).
    On Title Contains, enter: rivers for book:   Field guide to Rivers of North America.
    In Chapter 5 of the contents, review which rivers are detailed in this chapter. Click Rio Grande to view an image of its basin.

  2. On this same entry, look to the frame on your left and, if necessary, "Expand all" to look at: Related Resources.
    Click on "Library Catalog" to see if the Fasken LRC has any books on this river.
    Click on "Academic Search Complete" to find periodical articles on this subject.

  3. Go back to Credo Reference's main menu (By clicking Search on its navigation bar).
    Search for information on: Ignaz Semmelweis
    Click on the entry from the American Heritage Science Dictionary to find out who he was and what he did to prevent deaths in the obstetrics ward.

  4. Search for the phrase "one word exam question" to discover the word used in this exam, and find out how a clever student should answer it, according to this old "Urban Legend."

  5. Enter "dog days" on the search box to find out when these days usually occur and why they are called such. Click on the entry from Holidays, Festivals and Celebrations of the World Dictionary and learn what the ancients used to do to appease Sirius.

  6. Use the drop down menu to change basic search to image search. Find an image of a yurt.
 
   
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