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2021 MeSH Highlights

Class Details

Join NLM staff for a highlight tour summarizing the changes for the 2021 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). The presentation will feature examples of new and updated terminology related to:
-COVID-19, including a brief overview of how COVID-19 related terms are identified and managed
-Species terms, including bacteria, fungi and viruses, and the addition of taxonomy identifiers.

Following the presentation, a panel of NLM Indexing and MeSH experts will be available to answer your questions.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Jan 13, 2021
1:00PM - 2:00PM ET
Mike Davidson, Librarian
Louise To, Engagement Specialist
Continuing Education Credits: 

Class Overview

Each year the Medical Subject Headings are updated with changes, additions and deletions. This class will highlight new and important changes to MeSH and discuss how they will impact you as a PubMed searcher. Experts from the National Library of Medicine will also be available to answer your questions about the changes.

See also MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching.


Successful participants will be able to:

  • Locate reference summaries of changes to MeSH
  • Describe how changes to MeSH might affect your saved searches