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. 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 / Web Tutorial
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MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching (2021) 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. 27, 2021 87 min(s) MP4 Video / Webinar
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
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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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