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PubMed® for Librarians: MeSH

Class Details

PubMed for Librarians: MeSH 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.

Suggested Prerequisite: Introduction to PubMed

A recording from a recent session can be viewed on the NTO website.

- MeSH database
- Controlled vocabulary
- Four types of MeSH terms
- Entry terms, date introduced, previous indexing, explosion

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Region/Office: National
Jan 25, 2017
1:00PM - 2:30PM ET

Class Overview

PML LogoA recording from the most recent session can be viewed on the NTO website.

CE credit is not available for viewing the recording.

PubMed for Librarians is made up of six 90-minute segments. These six segments will be presented via WebEx 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.

Course Materials

Introduction Handout (Rev March 2017)
MeSH Handout (Rev March 2017)
Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) Handout (Rev March 2017)
Building and Refining Your Search Handout (Rev April 2017)
Using Evidence Based Search Features Handout (Rev April 2017)
Customization - My NCBI Handout (Rev April 2017)