Take this class to learn about the National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. We will talk about the 4 different types of MeSH terms and how searchers can benefit from using MeSH to build a search in PubMed. We will investigate the structure of the MeSH database and look at the components of a MeSH record. The class includes hands-on exercises.
- Explore the MeSH Database
- Describe a Controlled Vocabulary
- Explore the four types of MeSH Terms
- Locate and explain entry terms, date introduced, previous indexing, automatic explosion
This is an on-demand class designed for students to start and stop at their convenience. The module is designed to take approximately 90 minutes to complete.
MLA CE Credit: 1.5