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Getting the Most out of PubMed Medline: MeSH Searching

MeSH Searching

Another way to find articles PubMed is to build a search using Medical Subject Headings, or MeSH.

MeSH is the "controlled vocabulary" used by the National Library of Medicine - basically a set list of terms used to categorize and index articles.

Using MeSH terms to find articles in PubMed will expand your search skills and connect you to articles you may not have normally found.

To learn more about MeSH terms, a printed guide is available from the National Network of the Libraries of Medicine OR click the image to the right for a brief video tutorial!

Video Tutorial - Use MeSH

Take it Up a Notch

Here are a few more resources on using MeSH terms: