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PubMed & PubMed Central (including MESH): MESH Subject Headings

This guide shares information on using the wonderful medical & biomedical database PubMed, PubMed Central and MESH.

Defining MESH

Medical Subject Headings (MESH) is the NLM controlled vocabulary thesaurus used for indexing articles for PubMed.

Yale MESH analyzer

The Yale MESH analyzer will take articles found in PubMed using the PMIDS and create a table in Excel comparing the articles by author, MESH headings, year and so forth.

Understanding MESH

MESH and PubMed

Using MESH to build a better PubMed Query  3:03

2 minutes, Dates in MESH