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MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)

MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) is the NLM controlled vocabulary thesaurus used for indexing articles for PubMed. If you want to search like a pro, you have to understand MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Read this web based tutorial or watch the video below to help you get started.

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MeSH in Depth

Branching Out: The MeSH® Vocabulary

This 11-minute video is an introduction to the development, structure and use of the MeSH® vocabulary. The video may be of particular interest to searchers of MEDLINE®/PubMed®, and is used in the PubMed search classes offered by NLM and the National Library of Medicine Training Center.

Current version:  May 2012

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