MeSH®ing Around - Additional Web Resources

PubMed ImageThe following resources accompany the August '07 JoAHG article titled, "MeSH®ing around: Part 1 - Creating bookmark search links to the PubMed database".

These links are for anyone wanting to learn more about defining MeSH® strings to search the PubMed database.

Introduction: What is MeSH®?
MeSH® is:
• an acronym for Medical Subject Headings.
• the U.S. National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary (thesaurus).
• a vocabulary that gives uniformity and consistency to the indexing and cataloging of biomedical literature.
• a distinctive feature of MEDLINE.
• arranged in a hierarchical manner called the MeSH® Tree Structures updated annually.

Who uses MeSH®?
• Searchers of MEDLINE/PubMed, library catalogs, and other databases use MeSH® to assist with subject searching.
• National Library of Medicine (NLM) indexers use MeSH® to describe the subject content of journal articles for MEDLINE.
Catalogers use MeSH® to describe books and audiovisuals in the NLM and other medical library collections (see the Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) in Cataloging online training course).

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Learn More:

About MeSH®

Branching Out: The MeSH® Vocabulary (Instructional Video)

Find MeSH® Terms

Introduction to MeSH®

Searching with the Drugs or Chemicals with PubMed

Searching PubMed with MeSH®

Combining MeSH® Terms Using the MeSH® Database

Applying Subheadings and Other Features of the MeSH® Database

Saving Searches: How to save a PubMed search, to run later or to have results sent to your e-mail account.

E-mail Alerts for Articles from Your Favorite Journals
How to create e-mail alerts for new articles from a set of journals.


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