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Advanced PubMed: MeSH

This class covers several advanced concepts in the use of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) for searching via PubMed. Topics include annual updates to MeSH, the effective use of subheadings, free floating subheadings, and examples of commonly confused terms. This course is intended for those with at least beginning knowledge of PubMed and MeSH.

The class is worth 1.5 hours of MLA CE credit.


What happens when MeSH terms are updated?
Commonly Confused Subheadings
Which Filters restrict to MEDLINE citations?
Term Coordination
Free Float a Subheading

Class Handout (PDF) Updated July 2017

Class Length: 
90 minutes
Course Owner(s):
Rebecca Brown, MLS, AHIP, Training Development Specialist
Rebecca Brown, MLS, AHIP, Training Development Specialist
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