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Cataloging: Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) in Cataloging

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Review Questions for Module 1—Subject Analysis Principles: JavaScript interactive multiple choice questions.

Question 1: Cataloging looks at the work as a whole to determine its overall content. Answer choices: True; False. Correct answer is True.

Question 2: For textual material, the following sections are examined to get a general idea of what is covered. Answer choices: Title page; Preface; Table of Contents; Introductory Material; All of the Above. Correct answer is All of the Above.

Question 3: The subject of a publication is: Answer choices: The physical characteristics of the item; What the item is about; The type of data the item contains; The format and style of item. Correct answer is What the item is about.

Question 4: Which is NOT true about controlled vocabularies? Answer choices: They identify a preferred way of expressing a concept; They provide access to terms actually used by the author; They identify a term’s relationship to broader, narrower, and related terms; They provide cross-references that lead to the preferred term. Correct answer is They provide access to terms actually used by the author.

Question 5: Controlled vocabulary allows for searching of works only in English. Answer choices: True; False. The correct answer is False.

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Review Questions for Module 2—Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) and the MeSH Browser: JavaScript interactive multiple choice questions.

Question 1: Which type of MeSH record is not used by cataloging? Answer choices: Descriptor Records; Supplementary Concept Records; Geographic Records; Publication Type Records. Correct answer is Supplementary Concept Records.

Use the MeSH Browser to answer the following questions.

Question 2: Can you use the term "Hypertension" to describe high pressure in the eye? Answer choices: Yes; No. Correct answer is No.

Question 3: What year was "DNA, Recombinant" first entered into the system? Answer choices: 1966; 1968; 1976; 1977. Correct answer is 1977.

Question 4: What ages are included by the term, "Child, Preschool"? Anwser choices: Ages 6-12; Ages 2-5; Ages 2-12. Correct answer is Ages 2-5.

Question 5: What is the preferred MeSH term for "drooling"? Answer choices: Drooling; Sialorrhea; Hypersalivation; Salivary Gland Diseases. Correct answer is Sialorrhea.

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Review Questions for Module 3—Selecting the Main Concept: JavaScript interactive multiple choice questions.

Question 1: If no pre-coordinated term exists for the concepts in the work being cataloged, prefer to use a main heading with a subheading over two main headings. Answer choices: True; False. Answer is True.

Using the MeSH Browser, identify a main heading or combination of main headings to describe each of these concepts:

Question 2: What are the appropriate subject headings to use for a work entitled "Cortisone therapy in dermatology"? Answer choices: 650 12 $a Skin Diseases $x drug therapy and 650 12 $a Cortisone $x therapeutic use; 650 12 $a Dermatology and 650 12 $a Cortisone $x therapeutic use; 650 12 $a Dermatology $x drug therapy and 650 12 $a Cortisone $x therapeutic use. Correct answer is 650 12 $a Skin Diseases $x drug therapy and 650 12 $a Cortisone $x therapeutic use.

Question 3: What are the appropriate subject headings to use for a work entitled "Pathology of Arbovirus diseases"? Answer choices: 650 12 $a Arboviruses and 650 22 $a Pathology; 650 12 Arbovirus Infections $x pathology; 650 12 $a Arboviruses and 650 12 Arbovirus Infections $x pathology. Correct answer is 650 12 Arbovirus Infections $x pathology.

Question 4: What are the correct subjects to assign to a work on fractures occurring in baseball, soccer, football, hockey? Answer choices: 650 12 Fractures Bone and 650 22 Sports $x injuries; 650 12 Fractures, Bone and 650 22 Athletic Injuries; 650 12 Baseball $x injuries and 650 12 Soccer $x injuries and Football $x injuries and 650 12 Hockey $x injuries and 650 22 Fractures, Bone. Correct answer is 650 12 Fractures, Bone and 650 22 Athletic Injuries.

Question 5: What is the appropriate subject heading to use for a work dealing with: Sodium-free diet? Answer choices: 650 12 $a Diet Therapy; 650 12 $a Salt-Free Diet; 650 12 $a Diet, Sodium Restricted; 650 12 $a Diet, Hypertension. Correct answer is 650 12 $a Diet, Sodium Restricted.

Question 6: What are the appropriate subject headings to use for a work dealing with: X-chromosome studies of female newborns? Answer choices: 650 12 $a Chromosomes, Human, X and 650 22 $a Infant, Newborn and 650 22 $a Female; 650 12 $a Chromosomes, Human, X and 650 22 $a Infant, Human, Female; 650 12 $a Chromosome Studies and 650 22 $a Infant, Newborn; 650 12 $a Chromosomes, Human, X and 650 22 $a Infant, Newborn. Correct answer is 650 12 $a Chromosomes, Human, X and 650 22 $a Infant, Newborn.

Question 7: True or False: All subject terms are recorded in the MARC 650 field. Answer choices: True; False. Correct answer is False.

Question 8: True or False: For a work entitled "Food and Beverages that Improve Your Health," the appropriate MeSH would be Food and Beverages. Answer choices: True; False. Correct answer is False.

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Review Questions for Module 4—Use of topical subheadings in MeSH: JavaScript interactive multiple choice questions.

Question 1: What subheading should be used for a work about X-ray therapy of gout? (Fill in the blank.) 650 12 Gout $x _____. Answer choices: therapy; radionuclide imagine; radiotherapy; radiography. Correct answer is radiotherapy.

Question 2: What subheading should be used for a work titled: Recovering from stroke? (Fill in the blank.) 650 12 Stroke $x _____. Answer choices: physiopathology; rehabilitation; psychology; epidemiology. Correct answer is rehabilitation.

Question 3: What subheading should be used for a work about surgical treatment of cancer? (Fill in the blank). 650 12 Neoplasms $x _____. Answer choices: surgery; therapy; nursing; prevention & control. Answer is surgery.

Question 4: What subheading should be used for a work entitled Taxonomy of ticks? (Fill in the blank.) 650 12 Ticks $x _____. Answer choices: anatomy & histology; cytology; ultrastructure; classification. Answer is classification.

Question 5: What subheadings should be used for a work about the effects of ibuprofen on the liver? (Fill in the blank.)

650 12 Liver $x _____. Answer choices: drug effects; physiology; growth & development. Correct answer is drug effects.
650 12 Ibuprofin $x _____. Answer choices: therapeutic use; pharmacology; poisoning. Correct answer is pharmacology.

Question 6: What subheading should be used for a work titled: Complement activation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis? (Fill in the blank.) 650 12 Arthritis, Rheumatoid $ x _____. Answer choices: physiopathology; genetics; immunology; diagnosis. Correct answer is immunology.

Question 7: The subheading history should be appended to subject terms for any work written prior to 1914. Answer choices: True; False. Correct answer is False.

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Review Questions for Module 5—Geographic Headings: JavaScript interactive multiple choice questions.

Using the MeSH Browser identify the appropriate geographic term to be added to the catalog record for these works.

Question 1: Children with asthma grow up: a longitudinal study in Great Britain. Answer choices: Great Britain; United Kingdom; England; All of the above; None of the above. Correct answer is Great Britain.

Question 2: Medicine in eighteenth century New York City: an annotated bibliography. Answer choices: New York; New York City; United States; All of the above; None of the above. Correct answer is New York City.

Question 3: Poor women's access to health care in Beirut. Answer choices: Lebanon; Beirut; Middle East; All of the above; None of the above. Correct answer is Lebanon.

Question 4: Paralysis following a gunshot wound to the occipital region of the brain: an analysis of four cases seen at Mercy Hospital, Los Angeles, Calif. Answer choices: California; Los Angeles; United States; All of the above; None of the above. Correct answer is None of the above.

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Review Questions for Module 6—Publication Types: JavaScript interactive multiple choice questions.

Question 1: More than one publication type can be assigned to a record. Answer choices: True; False. Correct answer is True.

Question 2: NLM uses the 655 field to record publication types. Upon distribution, the 655 would be recorded as _____. Answer choices: 655 field; $z; $v; Omitted from the record. Correct answer is $v.

Question 3: Atlases is the appropriate publication type for a geographic map. Answer choices: True; False. Correct answer is False.

Question 4: What is the appropriate publication type for an autobiography of a famous surgeon? Answer choices: Autobiography; Personal Narratives; Biography. Correct answer is Personal Narratives.

Question 5: For a work titled Textbook of Cardiology, published in 2005, NLM would assign the PT Textbooks. Answer choices: True; False. Correct answer is False.

Question 6: What would be the appropriate publication type for a work discussing the how the mentally ill have been treated in the United States justice system (does not include the text of any laws). Answer choices: Legislation; Legislation & Jurisprudence; Jurisprudence; None of the above. Correct answer is None of the above.

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Review Questions for Module 7—Names as Subjects: JavaScript interactive multiple choice questions.

Question 1: NLM catalogers can assign topical subheadings with corporate, personal name, or uniform title subject added entries. Answer choices: True; False. Correct answer is False.

Question 2: What would be the appropriate subject headings for a work titled "On supervision: psychoanalytic and Freudian analytic perspectives"? Answer choices: 600 12 Freud, Sigmund, $d 1856-1939 and 650 12 Freudian Theory and 650 22 Psychoanalysis $x organization and administration; 600 12 Freud, Sigmund, $d 1856-1939 and 650 12 Psychoanalysis $x organization and administration; 650 12 Freudian Theory and 650 22 $x organization and administration. Correct answer is 650 12 Freudian Theory and 650 22 Psychoanalysis $x organization and administration.

Question 3: When can catalogers use corporate names found in MeSH vocabulary? Answer choices: Always; Never; Sometimes. Correct answer is Sometimes.

Question 4: Catalogers should routinely add a Publication Type of Congresses to personally authored works discussing a particular conference. Answer choices: True; False. Correct answer is False.

Question 5: What would be the appropriate subject headings for a work about the history of the US Public Health Service? Answer choices: 610 12 United States, $b Public Health Service $x history; 610 12 United States, $b Public Health Service and 650 12 United States Government Agencies $x history; 650 12 United States Public Health Service and 650 22 United States Government Agencies $x history. Correct answer is 610 12 United States, $b Public Health Service and 650 12 United States Government Agencies $x history.

Question 6: What would be the appropriate subject headings for the following work: Progress report on the German Human Genome Project? Answer choices: 610 22 Deutsches Humangenomprojekt and 650 12 Human Genome Project; 610 22 Deutsches Humangenomprojekt; 650 12 Human Genome Project. Correct answer is 610 22 Deutsches Humangenomprojekt and 650 12 Human Genome Project.

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Review Questions for Module 8—Deconstructed Headings: JavaScript interactive multiple choice questions.

Question 1: Records found in OCLC, created by NLM, look the same as they do in LocatorPlus. Answer choices: True; False. Correct answer is False.

Question 2: NLM records geographic terms in a 651 field. In a MARC 21 distributed record with other 650 fields, this geographic term would be recorded in a: Answer choices: 651 field; 650 $z; 650 $v; Omitted from the record. Correct answer is 650 $z.

Question 3: The following subjects appear on a record in the NLM filed:

650 12 $a Retirement $x economics;
650 22 $a Aged $9n;
651_2 $a United States; 655_2 $a Statistics.

In a MARC 21 distributed record the subjects would appear as: Answer choices: 650 12 $a Retirement $x economics $z United States $v Statistics and 650 22 $a Aged $z United States $v Statistics; 650 12 $a Retirement $x economics $z United States $v Statistics and 650 22 $a Aged $z United States; 650 12 $a Retirement $x economics $z United States $v Statistics and 650 22 $a Aged; 650 12 $a Retirement $x economics $z United States and 650 22 $a Aged $z United States and 655_2 $a Statistics. Correct answer is 650 12 $a Retirement $x economics $z United States $v Statistics and 650 22 $a Aged $z United States.

Question 4: In a MARC 21 distributed record, the 655 Statistics could be appended as a $v to which 650 term(s)? Answer choices: Malaria $x epidemiology; Models, Statistical; Heart Bypass, Right; Heart Bypass, Right $x utilization. Correct answer is Heart Bypass, Right.

Question 5: The MARC 21 distributed record has the following subjects:

650 12 $a Health Policy $z France $v Periodicals;
650 12 $a Health Policy $z Italy $v Periodicals.

How would they properly appear in the NLM file? Answer choices: 650 12 $a Health Policy and 651 _2 $a France and 651 _2 $a Italy and 655 _2 $a Periodicals; 650 12 $a Health Policy $z France and 650 12 $a Health Policy $z Italy and 655 _2 $a Periodicals; 650 12 $a Health Policy and 651_2 $a Periodicals and 655_2 $a France and 655_2 $a Italy; 650 12 $a Health Policy $v Periodicals and 651_2 $a France and 651_2 $a Italy. Correct answer is 650 12 $a Health Policy and 651 _2 $a France and 651 _2 $a Italy and 655 _2 $a Periodicals.

Question 6: A language subfield is appended to distributed records: Answer choices: For all material published in a language other than English; For all items containing more than one language; When the MeSH subjects Dictionaries, Chemical/Dictionaries Dental/Dictionaries, Medical/or Dictionaries, Pharmaceutic are used; When the Publication Types Dictionary, Encyclopedias, Phrases, or Terminology are used. Correct answer is When the Publication Types Dictionary, Encyclopedias, Phrases, or Terminology are used.

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