May 26, 2022

Metadata: 2018 MeSH Headings Now Available in the MeSH Browser

From the National Library of Medicine Technical Bulletin:

An alternate link to provide access to 2018 MeSH is available from the top navigation bar on the MeSH Browser homepage. The default year in the MeSH Browser remains 2017 MeSH for now.


Access to two years of MeSH vocabulary always is available in the MeSH Browser, the current year and an alternate year. Sometime in November or December, the default year will change to 2018 MeSH and the alternate link to the 2017 MeSH.

Details on updates and download information for 2018 MeSH are forthcoming.

Also New:  Linked Data: NLM Releases Production MeSH RDF


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