Learn about Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

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NLM Office Hours: PubMed On January 28, 2022, Catherine Staley and a panel of experts from the National Library of Medicine and the Network of the National Library of Medicine hosted NLM Office Hours: PubMed. It includes a conversation with PubMed product staff from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Feb. 17, 2022 46 min(s) HTML / Webinar Source Page
NLM Office Hours: Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) On June 30, 2022, Elaine Alligood and the Massachusetts Health Sciences Library Network co-hosted a special NLM Office Hours with Dr. Dan Cho from NLM's MeSH team. Dr. Cho described how MeSH is developed and explained the role of community input in MeSH development. A Q&A and discussion followed the brief presentation. July 12, 2022 45 min(s) HTML / Webinar Source Page
PubMed subject search: How it works A brief tutorial on how automatic term mapping and explosion enhance your PubMed search. Nov. 30, 2020 4 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) in MEDLINE®/PubMed®: A Tutorial An exploration of how Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) are used for indexing MEDLINE records in PubMed. This tutorial is intended for PubMed searchers. May 15, 2019 N/A HTML / Tutorial
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Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Changes and PubMed Searching - On Demand Every year, the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) are updated. How does this affect your PubMed searches? What happens when a term gets changed, added, removed or moved to a different part of the MeSH hierarchy? How do you accommodate vocabulary changes over time in your comprehensive searches? How do you check your saved searches and alerts? This class, intended for expert searchers, answers these questions. March 3, 2022 90 min(s) HTML / On-Demand Course
What do the Dates in MeSH Mean? What does the year introduced mean in MeSH? What if there are 2 dates or no date? May 12, 2016 2 min(s) MP4 Video / YouTube Video
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Cataloging and Metadata Management: Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in Cataloging An 8-module training course on cataloging with MeSH. Dec. 13, 2017 N/A MP4 Video / Quick Tour
MEDLINE Indexing Online Training Course Training for NLM Indexers. Based on the syllabus that had been used to train MEDLINE indexers in a more formal classroom method of instruction, the online course is designed to introduce a student to the principal concepts of indexing. For new MEDLINE indexers, it is always supplemented by a long period of intense mentorship at NLM that takes place between a new indexer and his/her reviser, who reviews and corrects all of the indexer's work. April 15, 2015 N/A HTML / Page
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2022 MeSH Highlights On January 12, 2022, Louise To and a panel of experts from the National Library of Medicine presented the webinar, 2022 MeSH Highlights. The webinar summarizes the changes for the 2022 MeSH featuring examples of new and updated terminology related to: COVID-19 and other diseases; Social Determinants of Health; and Population Groups Feb. 3, 2022 53 min(s) HTML / Webinar Source Page
2021 MeSH Highlights Every year, updates are made to MeSH, the NLM controlled vocabulary thesaurus used for indexing articles for PubMed. This annual webinar aims to introduce those changes and provide examples of how the changes may affect you as a PubMed searcher. For more information about MeSH, see the MeSH homepage. Feb. 17, 2021 53 min(s) HTML / Webinar Source Page
2020 MeSH Highlights On January 10, 2020, Sarah Helson from the National Library of Medicine highlighted new and important changes for 2020 MeSH. A 20-minute presentation included a new publication type, "Randomized Controlled Trial, Veterinary," new MeSH "as Topic" Headings, and a new tree structure for Infections. March 27, 2020 46 min(s) MP4 Video / Webinar
2019 MeSH Highlights On January 4, 2019, NLM staff provided a highlights tour of the 2019 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). A 20-minute presentation featured new publication types, including systematic reviews; three deleted subheadings; and additional terminology for data, neoplasms and more. June 16, 2020 30 min(s) MP4 Video / Webinar
2018 MeSH Highlights On January 5, 2018, NLM staff provided a highlights tour of the 2018 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). A 20-minute presentation featured a deleted subheading; new publication types; isotope and radioisotope terminology updates; additional terminology for viruses, smoking, and sugars; and restructuring in the plant and animal terminology. Following the presentation, Indexing and MeSH experts answered user questions. Jan. 12, 2018 21 min(s) MP4 Video / Webinar
2017 MeSH Highlights On January 27, 2017, NLM staff provided a highlights tour of the 2017 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). A 30-minute presentation featured a new subheading; new protein classes; additional dietary supplement concepts; changes to both the phenomena and technologies trees; and a new MeSH Browser. Following the presentation, Indexing and MeSH experts answered questions. Feb. 6, 2017 55 min(s) MP4 Video / Webinar
2016 MeSH Highlights On January 20, 2016, NLM staff provided a highlights tour of the 2016 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). A 30-minute presentation featured a MeSH tree clean-up project; a new Clinical Study publication type; changes to the trees for diet, food and nutrition; restructuring in pharmacology and toxicology; and new terms in psychology and health care. Following the presentation, Indexing, MeSH, and PubMed searching experts answered user questions. Jan. 29, 2016 56 min(s) MP4 Video / Webinar
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MeSH on Demand: Finding MeSH Terms in Your Text. A tutorial showing how to use MeSH on Demand tool to find MeSH terms in a biomedical text. The tutorial described the tool’s interface and explains its basic principles of operation. June 20, 2018 5 min(s) MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
MeSH on Demand Dan Cho describes MeSH on Demand, a tool for identifying MeSH from text, for MLA 2015. Sept. 9, 2015 12 min(s) MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
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Semantic MEDLINE: An Advanced Information Management Application for Biomedicine Marcelo Fiszman, Lister Hill Center for Biomedical Communications, describes Semantic MEDLINE, a tool for exploring semantic relationships in MEDLINE June 21, 2017 16 min(s) MP4 Video / Video Tutorial

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