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Reference Quizzes

It has been suggested that I post the weekly reference quizzes that I am giving to the student reference assistants on the Reference blog. Here are the first four quizzes for anyone who is interested in working through them. If you have any questions or wish to suggest questions that can be placed on future quizzes please let me know.

Del


Reference Quiz #1
Student Reference Assistants
05/11/2009

1) How many staffed-beds does Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis have?

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2) Look up the drug omeprazole in Micromedex. What are its U.S. trade names? Name two FDA and two non-FDA labeled indications. What are two common adverse effects and in what percentage of patients do they occur? What is its elimination half-life?

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3) What is the average length in centimeters of the small intestines in adults?

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4) What was the leading cause of death in the United States in 2005? How many deaths were there?

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5) Medline question: Is there evidence showing that effective doctor-patient communication improves patient care outcomes? Show and discuss search strategy with Del or Emily.

Reference Quiz #2
Student Reference Assistants


1) Protein-lipid Interactions, editor, A Watts. Amsterdam; New York: Elsevier, 1993. Does the Bio-Medical Library own this?

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2) In 1987 R. J. Gorlin published an article in volume 66 of the journal Medicine. How many people cited this article and what is the beginning page number of the article.

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3) What is the price of a complete kit of the Beck Depression Inventory II and who publishes the test?

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4) What is the molecular weight of dimethylmercury?

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5) Medline search: “I’m looking for research on moderate to high intensity/weight bearing exercise in people with rheumatoid arthritis – things like running. There’s lots on low impact exercise like water aerobics, but I’m wondering about higher impact things.”

Reference Quiz # 3
Student Reference Assistants


1) How many grams of fat and how many calories are contained in a 7.6 ounce Big Mac from MacDonald’s?

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2) List three possible adverse effects of St. John’s Wort. What is it primarily used to treat?

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3) XII International Congress of Eye Research, Yokohama, Japan, September 29 - October 4, 1996. Does the Bio-Medical Library own this?

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4) What is the normal value range of hematocrit (Hct) levels in human blood in the male adult, the female adult, and in children age 1 – 6?

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5) Medline Search Question: I am looking for articles about the effectiveness of patient education in teaching adolescents how to manage their asthma. I am particularly interested in the management of medications, environmental control and self-care. Show and discuss your search strategy with Del or Emily.


Reference Quiz 4
Student Reference Assistants


1) How many estimated new cancer cases were there in Minnesota in 2008? How many in the United States?

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2) What is the official name of a mirror used by dentists to inspect the teeth?

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3) Give the name and phone number of two companies that manufacture multi-channel electrocardiograph machines.

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4) Using any of the Clinical Resources (i.e. MD Consult/First Consult, ACP Pier, Essential Evidence Plus, etc.) find the differential diagnosis for jaundice in an older child (age 10). Describe your search strategy and identify the source you used. (There is no need to list the full differential diagnosis.)


5) Search CINAHL and Medline for this question: "I need to find research articles on job satisfaction in advanced practice nurses." Which database produced the best results?

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