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MeSH Database

Screen shot of PubMed MeSH database

If you want to review the Introduction to MeSH Vocabulary before starting this topic, click here.

The MeSH Database allows you to:

  • Locate and select MeSH terms, (Headings, Subheadings, & Publication Types); Supplementary Concept terms (Substance Names) and Pharmacological Action terms.

  • See the definition and other helpful information for a MeSH term.

  • Build a PubMed search strategy.

  • Display MeSH terms in the hierarchy.

  • Limit MeSH terms to a major concept for a search.

  • Attach subheadings for a search.

  • Link to the NLM MeSH Section's MeSH Browser.
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