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Question 1
Which search will normally give the most results (you may perform the search in PubMed if you want.)
A
cancer AND diet (Your answer)
B
cancer OR diet (Your answer)
C
cancer NOT diet (Your answer)
Question 2
Which search will normally give you the least results? Note: placing quotes around a word, searches for items that contain the exact phrase.
A
“public health” (Your answer)
B
public OR health (Your answer)
C
public AND health (Your answer)
Question 3
Which search will normally give you the most results. Note adding a * to the end of a word expands the search to include all word combinations that start with letters provided before the *
A
chemi* (Your answer)
B
chemical OR chemicist OR cheminova (Your answer)
C
chemistry AND chemicals AND chemicopharmacological (Your answer)
Question 4
Look up the “psychotic disorders” using the MeSH Database. Examine the MeSH tree showing the hierarchy of terms. Which MeSH term will provide you with the most results:
A
Psychotic Disorders (Your answer)
B
Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features (Your answer)
C
Psychoses, Substance-Induced (Your answer)
Question 5
Look up “disaster medicine” in the Mesh Database. Which year was this term introduced?
A
1968 (Your answer)
B
1979 (Your answer)
C
2008 (Your answer)
Question 6
What does checking the box ““Restrict to MeSH Major Topic" do to your search
A
It limits to article mainly about that Mesh Topic and I get fewer results (Your answer)
B
It expands my search to include related terms and I get more results (Your answer)
C
It limits my search to articles containing my Mesh term in the title and I get fewer results. (Your answer)
Question 7
Which search term do you use in Pubmed if you want investigations in any European country
A
"European countries" (Your answer)
B
Europe[MESH] (Your answer)
C
Europe* or Europe? (Your answer)
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