December 16, 2017

What’s New for 2018 MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)

From the National Library of Medicine Tech. Bulletin:

MeSH is the National Library of Medicine (NLM) controlled vocabulary thesaurus that is updated annually. NLM uses the MeSH thesaurus to index articles from thousands of biomedical journals for the MEDLINE/PubMed database and for the cataloging of books, documents, and audiovisuals acquired by the library.

Overview of Vocabulary Development and Changes for 2018 MeSH

Totals by Type of Terminology

  • 28,939 MeSH Descriptors
  • 79 Qualifiers
  • 116,909 Total Descriptor Terms
  • 244,154 Supplementary Concept Records

Learn More, Read the Complete Article

 

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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