September 23, 2021

Metadata: 2017 MeSH Subject Headings Released

From the NLM Technical Bulletin:

The Introduction to MeSH 2017 is now available, including information on its use and structure, as well as recent updates and availability of data.

MeSH Browser

The default year in the MeSH Browser remains 2016 MeSH for now and the alternate link provides access to 2017 MeSH.

Access to two years of MeSH vocabulary is always available in the MeSH Browser, the current year and an alternate year. Sometime in November or December, the default year will change to 2017 MeSH and the alternate link will provide access to the 2016 MeSH.

Download MeSH

Download 2017 MeSH in XML and ASCII formats. Also available for 2017 from the same MeSH download page are:

  • Pharmacologic Actions (Forthcoming)
  • New Headings with Scope Notes
  • MeSH Replaced Headings (Fate of Deleted Descriptors)
  • MeSH MN (tree number) changes
  • 2017 MeSH in MARC format
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