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Review of health librarianship course 2012 at UBC


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Review of health librarianship course 2012 at UBC

  1. 1. University of British Columbia School of Library, Archival and Information Studies LIBR 534 – Health Information Sources and Services Winter Session: January – April 2012 Instructor: Dean Giustini A review for students in health librarianship: select the best answer1. Which Greek physician has been called the "Father of Western Medicine"? a. Galen b. Hippocrates c. Avicenna d. Osler2. Which of the following is not one of the Hippocratic humours? a. phlegm b. yellow bile c. black bile d. blood e. bloodletting3. What common medical treatment was performed by doctors from antiquity to the 19th c? a. dissection b. bloodletting c. bedside examination d. asking the injured to breathe4. The Latin maxim "Primum non nocere" means what? a. Release a pint of blood from the nose b. Make patients suffer c. Talk to the patient d. First do no harm5. Which Renaissance physician recognized that the heart was a powerful pump? a. William Harvey b. Vesalius c. Michelangelo d. Galen6. The history of the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) is connected to which of the following events? a. Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in the Ford Theatre b. The appointment of John Shaw Billings as head librarian c. The creation NLM classification scheme d. The creation of Index Medicus in 1879 e. All the above LIBR534 Review 2012- pg1
  2. 2. 7. Which is the largest biomedical library in the world? a. The National Medical Library of France b. Libraries and Archives Canada c. The National Library of Medicine d. The Canadian Institute for Science and Technical Information (CISTI)8. The creation of MEDLINE goes back to which of the following historic events? a. John Shaw Billings’ thesis b. The creation of Index Medicus in 1879 c. The creation of the Index catalogue in 1880 d. The American civil war e. All of the above9. Does Canada have a National Library of Medicine? a. Yes_________________ No_________________ (explain) b. Maybe _____________________10.Which of the following is Canadas national association of health librarians? a. Canadian Health Librarians Association b. Canadian Health Libraries Association c. Health Libraries Association of Canada d. Canadian Medical Library Association11.PubMed is all of the following except: a. A biomedical database b. An interface to the biomedical literature c. An openly-accessible, crawl-able site on the Internet d. A consumer health information website12.MEDLINE is produced by whom: a. Ovid technologies b. CINAHL Information Systems c. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) d. EBSCO e. The Canadian Institute for Science and Technical Information (CISTI)13. EMBASE is produced by whom: a. Ovid technologies b. Elsevier Publishers c. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) d. EBSCO14. CINAHL is produced by whom: a. Ovid b. CINAHL Information Systems c. NLM LIBR534 Review 2012- pg2
  3. 3. 15.The following are all search interfaces except: a. OvidSP b. EBSCO c. PubMed d. MEDLINE16. Using “quotations” around two ore more words in PubMed tells the system to: a. treat the terms as a phrase search b. use truncation c. use adjacency d. use the clinical queries filters17.Which of the following is most common in the indexing of articles at the NLM? a. Ten (10) to fifteen headings are assigned to each article b. Indexers index at the most specific concept c. Of the medical subject headings in a record, 3 or 4 are major descriptors d. All of the above18.In basic searching, and to improve precision in search results, it is advisable to use: a. Explode b. Focus c. The Haynes filters d. None of the above19.In basic searching, to improve recall, it is advisable to use: a. Explode b. Focus c. The Haynes filters d. None of the above20.To increase recall, it is advisable to: a. Use keywords b. Explode c. Talk to an expert d. Use Google scholar e. Potentially all of the above21.Entry terms in the scope note of MeSH are synonyms for the main heading. a. True b. False22.What do we call the asterisks, dollar signs and question marks (* $ : or ?) when used in searching to improve recall ? a. Truncation or wildcard searching b. Adjacency searching c. Focused searching d. Unfocussed searching LIBR534 Review 2012- pg3
  4. 4. e. All of the above LIBR534 Review 2012- pg4
  5. 5. 23.How many floating subheadings are possible when using Medline? a. 44 b. 83 c. Less than 100 d. More than 10024.How many subheadings are available when using Embase? a. 78 subheadings b. 64 drug subheadings c. 14 disease subheadings d. More than 100 e. A, B & C25.What is Medline’s branch-like structure called that breaks MeSH into more specific topics? a. EMTREE facets b. CINAHL headings c. The MeSH Tree d. The subheading screen26.What is the MeSH record called that provides definitions for terms and date when the MeSH was created? a. The facet page b. The explode page c. The focus feature d. The Scope Note27.How far back does PubMed index the biomedical literature? a. 1945 b. 1966 c. 1971 d. Hm, it depends on what you mean28. When you need to correct a citation, or it is incomplete, which PubMed tool is most useful? a. Clinical queries b. Journal database c. MeSH database d. Single citation matcher29. This PubMed feature allows clinicians to use pre-formatted filters to search for relevant biomedical literature: a. Clinical queries b. Journal database c. MeSH database d. Single citation matcher e. None of the above LIBR534 Review 2012- pg5
  6. 6. 30.When searching PubMed, remember that recent searches are saved for: a. 10 minutes b. 8 hours c. Forever d. Hm, it depends on what you mean31.Reviews of the literature that aim for the highest recall ....requiring reproducible searches and detailed documentation are called – what? a. Narrative reviews b. Literature reviews c. Systematic reviews d. All of the above32.Which of the following frameworks will aid in developing a good clinical question (and relevant ‘concepts’ and keywords to search)? a. P-I-C-O b. F-R-I-A-R c. PRISMA d. None of these33.A clinical librarian is: a. Simply an older term for ‘informatician’ b. A health librarian with a health background who works with clinicians on teams c. Simply another term for ‘informationist’ d. Not a health librarian34.Who in the following list is not a Canadian health librarian? a. Andrew Booth b. Jessie McGowan c. Joanne Marshall d. Ann McKibbon e. Linda Howard35.Which health library study, written by Canadian Joanne Marshall in 1991, revealed the value of clinical information on physicians’ decision-making: a. The Rochester Study b. The Grey Lit Manual c. The Consumer Health Information Manual d. Haynes’ filters36.This Canadian university is widely seen as the birthplace of evidence-based medicine: a. University of Toronto b. McGill University c. McMaster University d. Dalhousie University LIBR534 Review 2012- pg6
  7. 7. 37.As a reference librarian in health, which are important skills to remember: a. Respecting confidentiality b. To not dispense advice ever c. To provide a range of authoritative materials to patients d. To steer patients to the ‘best evidence’ e. All the above38.Which of the following are important considerations in determining authority of reference sources in health and medicine? a. Organization and arrangement b. Authors c. That its creation is supported by an epistemological strategy d. Reputation e. All of the above39.What is the name of the NLM site for consumer health information that provides entries about prescription drugs, herbs and supplements? a. PubMed Health b. MedlinePlus® c. PubMed Central d. NCCAM e. None of the above40.Which of the following is most accurate when discussing evidence-based medicine? a. Decisions are made in medicine by integrating the evidence with clinical expertise & the unique preferences, values & circumstances of patients & their families b. EBM has always been practiced by physicians c. EBM is made possible by reading the most recent systematic review d. Practitioners cannot practice EBM without good search skills41.Which of the following is not necessarily considered one of the steps of EBM? a. Step 1 — Frame your clinical question b. Step 2 —Ask the librarian to find you “best evidence” c. Step 3 — Critically appraise that evidence d. Step 4 — Integrate best evidence into practice e. Step 5 — Evaluate steps 1-442.Which of the following health databases will not contain systematic reviews? a. CINAHL b. MEDLINE c. The Cochrane Methodology Register d. Google scholar e. Dissertation Abstracts LIBR534 Review 2012- pg7
  8. 8. 43.When searching for electronic books in biomedicine, what facts are important to remember? a. Using a discovery tool like Summon may be your best bet to find the item b. Unless the print is exactly the same as the electronic text, there will be two records in the library catalogue c. Bibliographic records for print-ebooks are not always linked in the 856 field d. Most university libraries subscribe to collections of ebooks on platforms such as AccessMedicine, MDConsult, STAT!Ref and Knovel – search there first e. All of the above44.In teaching user groups in biomedicine, which of the following might be recommended in creating a useful workshop? a. The BOPPPS model b. Design the class based on department/discipline/program e.g., nursing/arthritis/PhD c. Do a pre-workshop assessment of your users’ skills d. Do a post-workshop assessment of your users’ skills to measure what they learned e. All of the above45.Which of the following is not a tool librarians use to evaluate health websites? a. SMOG b. HON Code c. Discern d. MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing - e. Google analytics46. Which of the following is not considered an extended search technique for search experts? a. Snowballing b. Pearl-harvesting c. Google scholaring d. Hand searching e. Asking Dean for help Congratulations all~ You’ve made it to the end of term, and the end of LIBR534. I hope you all become health librarians …but if you find yourself drawn to other fields I hope you’ll keep in touch. Best to all of you Dean LIBR534 Review 2012- pg8