Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) in MEDLINE®/PubMed®: A Tutorial
Introduction: What is MeSH?
- an acronym for Medical Subject Headings.
- the U.S. National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary (thesaurus).
- a vocabulary that gives uniformity and consistency to the indexing and cataloging of biomedical literature.
- a distinctive feature of MEDLINE.
- arranged in a hierarchical manner called the MeSH Tree Structures.
- updated annually.