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Cataloging and Metadata Management: 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—Introduction to Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®): 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: Pharmacology is what type of MeSH record? Answer choices: Descriptor Record; Qualifier Record; Descriptor and Qualifier Record; None of the above. Correct answer is Descriptor and Qualifier Record.

Question 3: Where are see cross-references found in the MeSH descriptor record? Answer choices: Entry Terms; See Also References; Consider Also References; None of the above. Correct answer is Entry Terms

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

Using the MeSH Browser to answer the following questions.

Question 1: Can you use the term "Hypertension" to describe high pressure in the eye? Answer choices: Yes; No. Correct answer is No.

Question 2: What year was "DNA, Recombinant" first entered into the system? Answer choices: 1966; 1968; 1976; 1977. Correct answer is 1977.

Question 3: What ages are included by the term, "Child, Preschool"? Answer choices: Ages 6-12; Ages 2-5; Ages 2-12. Correct answer is Ages 2-5.

Question 4: 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 4—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: All subject terms are recorded in the MARC 650 field. Answer choices: True; False. Correct answer is False

Question 8: 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 5—Qualifiers (Subheadings): 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 imaging; 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 6—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 United Kingdom.

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 7—Publication Characteristics: 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: Atlases is the appropriate publication type for a geographic map. Answer choices: True; False. Correct answer is False.

Question 3: What is the appropriate publication type for an autobiography of a famous surgeon? Answer choices: Autobiography; Personal Narratives; Biography. Correct answer is Autobiography.

Question 4: 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 5: 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 8—Names or Work Titles 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 Psychoanalysis $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 State., $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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