Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Christmas Quiz!

Our Searching Peer Review Group (SPRinG) had its last meeting of 2012 today and we rounded off another brilliant year with an xmas/funnies themed literature searching quiz. Pit your own skills against those of ScHARR's 'Top Gun' lit searchers with the following questions:

Bokeh Christmas Tree image by dannynorodo used under creative commons attribution licence, with thanks.

Can you find....

1, A paper looking at whether reading Harry Potter is likely to cause injuries in children?

2, A paper comparing streptokinase with other clotting agents as blood stain removers in clothing?

3, A review investigating the use of parachutes to prevent fall related injuries

4, A study of the relative health benefits of martinis; shaken vs stirred.

5, An editorial piece on the spiritual and cultural benefits of xmas pud.

6,  A longitudinal study on cutlery in the workplace
Bonus: how many letters to the editor in response to this study?

7, A review of one of the baby Jesus’s first christmas presents

8, A piece of qualitative research investigating whether adverts influence children’s christmas lists.

9, An article on the common side effects of a favourite christmas vegetable.

and finally...

10,  An analysis of Father Christmas as a poor lifestyle role model.

All answers can be found via Pubmed - and that's all the help your getting from me, enjoy!

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