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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
cancer OR diet
cancer NOT diet
Which search will normally give you the least results? Note: placing quotes around a word, searches for items that contain the exact phrase.
public OR health
public AND health
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 *
chemical OR chemicist OR cheminova
chemistry AND chemicals AND chemicopharmacological
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:
Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features
Look up “disaster medicine” in the Mesh Database. Which year was this term introduced?
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
It expands my search to include related terms and I get more results
It limits my search to articles containing my Mesh term in the title and I get fewer results.
Which search term do you use in Pubmed if you want investigations in any European country
Europe* or Europe?
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