PubMed® for Librarians: MeSH

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90 minutes

Class Description:

A recording from the most recent session can be viewed on the NTC website. CE credit is not available for viewing the recording.

PubMed for Librarians is made up of five 90 minute segments. These five segments will be presented via Adobe Connect and recorded for archival access.

Each segment is meant to be a stand-alone module designed for each user to determine how many and in what sequence they attend.

The segments are designed to take 1.5 hours each and, if the live session is attended, along with any pre-requisite work completed, will earn 1.5 MLA Continuing Education hours. CE credit is not available for viewing the recording.


This is a synchronous online session that includes hands-on exercises. Attend this class to learn about the National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. We will talk about the 4 different types of MeSH terms and how searchers can benefit from using MesH to build a search. We will investigate the structure of the MeSH database and look at the components of a MeSH record.

Prerequisite: Familiarity with PubMed



  • MeSH database
  • Controlled vocabulary
  • Four fundamental MeSH types
  • Entry terms, date introduced, previous indexing, explosion

There are no available sessions of this class