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PubMed® for Librarians: Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

Class Details

PubMed for Librarians: MeSH is a synchronous online class 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

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

Class Date:
Region/Office: National, NTO
Jul 16, 2019
2:00PM - 3:30PM ET
Instructor(s):
Samuel D Watson, Academic Outreach Specialist
Contact:
Continuing Education Credits: 
1.5

Class Overview

PML LogoPubMed for Librarians is made up of five 90-minute classes presented via WebEx. 

  1. PubMed for Librarians: Introduction
  2. PubMed for Librarians: Medical Subject Headings
  3. PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping
  4. PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining a Search
  5. PubMed for Librarians: Evidence-Based Search Features

Each class is a stand-alone session. Students can decide which modules they want to attend.

Each class offers 1.5 MLA Continuing Education credits. 

Objectives: 

Please click on an upcoming class on the right to view the objectives for that session.