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Cataloging: Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) in Cataloging

Module 3—Selecting the Main Concept

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Example of a Specialty Heading


Screen capture of MeSH Browser record display for Cardiology with a red arrow pointing to See Also Cardiovascular Diseases.

Note the See Also terms that refer to the related disease terms


Specialty Headings

  • A few headings marked as SPEC, such as Pediatrics and Geriatrics, have no corresponding disease terms
  • In these cases, the SPEC term must be used as a synonym for general works on "pediatric diseases" and "geriatric diseases"


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