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