Learn about Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

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PubMed subject search: How it works A brief tutorial on how automatic term mapping and explosion enhance your PubMed search. Aug. 17, 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. Sept. 5, 2019 N/A HTML / Web Tutorial
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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? May 28, 2020 71 min(s) MP4 Video / Webinar
Searching Drugs or Chemicals in PubMed Learn to efficiently and effectively search substances in PubMed June 1, 2020 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? June 11, 2020 2 min(s) MP4 Video / YouTube Video
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. May 28, 2020 12 min(s) MP4 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. June 26, 2020 26 min(s) MP4 Video / Webinar
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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. June 10, 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. May 28, 2020 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. Nov. 20, 2019 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. Nov. 20, 2019 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 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. July 7, 2020 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 9, 2020 16 min(s) MP4 Video / Video Tutorial

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