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Learn about Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

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PubMed Simple Subject Search: How It Works How PubMed mapping using Medical Subject Headings enhances your PubMed search. Sept. 5, 2019 2 min(s) MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
Searching PubMed with MeSH A tri-fold brochure on using the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) to search PubMed for biomedical journal literature. Jan. 1, 2017 N/A PDF / Pamphlet
PubMed: Exploding the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Learn about a critical component of the search functionality of PubMed. Aug. 25, 2017 3 min(s) MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
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. Sept. 5, 2019 N/A HTML / Web Tutorial
PubMed for Librarians: MeSH Watch the recording to learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. We talk about the 4 different types of MeSH terms and how searchers can benefit from using MeSH to build a search. We investigate the structure of the MeSH database and we look at the components of a MeSH record. To sign up for a live class, go to the NNLM Training Office. July 11, 2017 78 min(s) Silverlight Video / Webinar
Branching Out: The MeSH® Vocabulary An 11-minute video provides an introduction to the scope, structure and use of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in PubMed. Sept. 5, 2019 11 min(s) MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
Use MeSH to Build a Better PubMed Query A brief tutorial on using MeSH to improve your PubMed search. Sept. 6, 2019 3 min(s) Flash Video / YouTube Video
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MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching (2019) Every year, the Medical Subject Headings are updated. How does this affect your PubMed searches? What happens when a term gets changed, or added, or 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? Jan. 17, 2019 71 min(s) Silverlight Video / Webinar
Advanced PubMed Tips, Tricks, and Tools: MeSH This class covers several advanced concepts in the use of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) for searching via PubMed. Topics include annual updates to MeSH, the effective use of subheadings, free floating subheadings, and commonly confused terms. This course is intended for those with at least beginning knowledge of PubMed and MeSH. To sign up for a live class, go to the NNLM Training Office. Aug. 9, 2017 95 min(s) Silverlight Video / Webinar
Searching Drugs or Chemicals in PubMed Learn to efficiently and effectively search substances in PubMed Sept. 5, 2019 N/A HTML / Web Page
What do the Dates in MeSH Mean? What does the year introduced mean in MeSH? What if there are 2 dates or no date? April 21, 2016 2 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
Finding Genes in PubMed As part of the NCBI Minute series from the National Center for Biotechnology Information, Kate Majewski presented Finding Genes in PubMed on December 2, 2015. Learn to quickly find literature about a gene of interest using PubMed and Gene database records. Leverage the vocabulary used to describe gene information in PubMed to build a better search. Dec. 15, 2015 12 min(s) Silverlight Video / Webinar
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Cataloging and Metadata Management: Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in Cataloging An 8-module training course on cataloging with MeSH. Sept. 5, 2019 N/A MP4 Video / Quick Tour
Augmenting Catalog Data with MeSH URIs: NLM Linked Data Project Sharon Willis, Senior Cataloging Specialist at the National Library of Medicine presents Augmenting Catalog Data with MeSH URIs: which is an NLM Linked Data Preparation Project. This presentation was created for the Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Meeting in 2017. For more information, see https://www.nlm.nih.gov/tsd/cataloging/mainpge.html. Dec. 17, 2018 26 min(s) MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
Online Indexing Training Module 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. Sept. 5, 2019 N/A HTML / Web Page
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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. March 15, 2019 30 min(s) Silverlight 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. April 17, 2018 21 min(s) Silverlight 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. Nov. 20, 2019 55 min(s) Silverlight 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. March 15, 2019 56 min(s) HTML / Webinar Source Page
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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 26, 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. Dec. 18, 2018 12 min(s) MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
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Semantic MEDLINE: A Quick Tour A introduction and tutorial on how to use Semantic MEDLINE to manage the results of a PubMed search. The tutorial also includes a demonstration on how to interact with a graph of semantic relations linked to citations retrieved Sept. 5, 2019 8 min(s) Flash Video / YouTube Video
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 Dec. 19, 2018 16 min(s) Flash Video / Webinar

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