October 5, 2015

Controlled Vocabularies: National Library of Medicine Launches “MeSH on Demand” Tool

A new tool to help finding/selecting Medical Subject Headings (MESH).

From the National Library of Medicine Technical Bulletin:

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the launch of MeSH on Demand, a new feature that uses the NLM Medical Text Indexer (MTI) to find MeSH terms.


Wouldn’t it be great if you could find MeSH terms directly from your text such as an abstract or grant summary? MeSH on Demand has been developed in close collaboration among MeSH SectionNLM Index Section, and the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications to address this need.

Use MeSH on Demand to find MeSH terms relevant to your text up to 10,000 characters. One of the strengths of MeSH on Demand is its ease of use without any prior knowledge of the MeSH vocabulary and without any downloads.

Read the Complete Intro Article (w/ Screenshots)

Direct to MeSH on Demand Tool

See Also: Learn More About MeSH

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