Understanding and using the medical subject headings
(MeSH) vocabulary to perform literature searches.
The librarian is viewed as a valuable resource in the selection of bibliographic databases and vendors, planning and testing of search strategies, and use of Medical Subject Heading
(MESH) tools and other controlled vocabularies" (Mead & Richards, 1995, p.
After an abstract has been retrieved through the MedCite link, the user can additionally retrieve further, related MEDLINE references and abstracts, based on either the authors or the Medical Subject Headings
in the original linked reference.
They identified certain elements, such as Medical Subject Headings
, used more routinely by librarians, and concluded that librarians should provide this service in order to give more dynamic library service.
With PaperChase users can search four databases simultaneously -- MEDLINE, HealthSTAR, AIDSLINE and CANCERLIT -- without having to know medical subject headings
or a command search language.
An overview of PubMed, Medical Subject Headings
(MeSH), and NLM classification highlights the basics.
ITS Authorities now include Sears Subject Headings and N-LM's Medical Subject Headings
(MeSH) in addition to Library of Congress Names and Subjects.
Users may also browse through a list of subjects and keywords assigned to items in the collection, although the terms used in this option are not clearly identified as being drawn from Library of Congress (LC), Medical Subject Headings
(MeSH), or both controlled vocabularies.
In addition, the annual revision to the Medical Subject Headings
(MeSH) has been included.
The application of study methods terms found in Medical Subject Headings
(MeSH) to critical appraisal MEDLINE searching has been described by Marshall (1992b).
Covering essential topics such as Medical Subject Headings
(MeSH) and evidence-based medicine (EBM) resources, this 213page book comprises 6 key chapters.
The National Library of Medicine is the author of a very sophisticated controlled vocabulary, Medical Subject Headings
(MeSH), but there are also many other controlled vocabularies related to biomedical topics, each designed with particular subject areas and purposes in mind.