Controlled Vocabularies: Health & Medicine: “All About the New MeSH Browser”
If you’ve spent any time among medical librarians, you’ve probably heard the term MeSH tossed about. MeSH stands for medical subject headings, the National Library of Medicine’s controlled vocabulary thesaurus. In PubMed, MeSH is used to describe research articles. Likewise, you can use the MeSH database in PubMed to build very specific searches. But there is another, separate resource called The MeSH Browser – and it has been totally rebuilt with a design upgrade that enhances term discovery and, in general, is easier on the eyes.
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Direct to MeSH Browser
For even more about the new MeSH Browser see this introductory post from the NLM Technical Bulletin.
Direct to MeSH Web Site with Links to Documentation, Training Tools, and Additional MeSH Discovery Tools including:
- MeSH on Demand: our new app that finds keywords for you
- MeSH RDF: discover MeSH on the Semantic Web
- MeSH PublicationTypes: View Pubtypes with Scope Notes
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.