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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) in MEDLINE®/PubMed®: A Tutorial


Principles of MEDLINE Subject Indexing

The philosophy of MEDLINE indexing is that:

  • The content and format of each item are fully and adequately described,
  • The most specific vocabulary terms are used,
  • The indexer's job is only to index, not to interpret, evaluate or diagnose.
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