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2009 MAY–JUNE No. 368
May 05, 2009 [posted]

Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) in Cataloging Tutorial

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The Cataloging Section of the National Library of Medicine® is pleased to announce a new e-learning course called Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in Cataloging. It is available as a link from the Cataloging Section homepage, as well as the Distance Education page. The course is a free set of modules and interactive exercises that students may take at their own pace without an instructor.

The course covers the use of MeSH in the cataloging environment and is divided into eight modules: Subject Analysis Principles, Introduction to Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and the MeSH Browser, Selecting the Main Concept, Use of Topical Subheadings in MeSH, Geographic Headings, Publication Types, Names as Subject, and Deconstructed Headings vs. Subject Strings.

By Barbara Bushman
Cataloging Section

Bushman B. Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) in Cataloging Tutorial. NLM Tech Bull. 2009 May-Jun;(368):e2.