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Table of Contents: 2014 JULY–AUGUST No. 399

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MeSH on Demand Update: How to Find Citations Related to Your Text

Cho D. MeSH on Demand Update: How to Find Citations Related to Your Text. NLM Tech Bull. 2014 Jul-Aug;(399):e4.

2014 August 22 [posted]

In May 2014, NLM introduced MeSH on Demand, a Web-based tool that suggests MeSH terms from your text such as an abstract or grant summary up to 10,000 characters using the MTI (Medical Text Indexer) software. For more background information, see the article, MeSH on Demand Tool: An Easy Way to Identify Relevant MeSH Terms.

New Feature

A new MeSH on Demand feature displays the PubMed ID (PMID) for the top ten related citations in PubMed that were also used in computing the MeSH term recommendations.

To access this new feature start from the MeSH on Demand homepage (see Figure 1), add your text, such as a project summary, into the box labeled "Text to be Processed." Then, click the "Find MeSH Terms" button.

Screen capture of the MeSH on Demand homepage with input text
Figure 1: The MeSH on Demand homepage.

The MeSH on Demand results page is organized into three sections (see Figure 2):

MeSH on Demand lists the top ten related citation PMIDs from PubMed/MEDLINE. Each PMID is hyperlinked to that citation in PubMed.

Screen capture of the MeSH on Demand homepage with input text
Figure 2: The MeSH on Demand results page.

Suggestions and Feedback

This new feature in MeSH on Demand is a result of user feedback received from our initial MeSH on Demand release. We encourage users to continue to send questions, suggestions, and comments to: NLMMESH-MOD@mail.nih.gov

By Dan Cho
MeSH Section

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