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Broad Subject Terms for Indexed Journals Updated

Broad Subject Terms for Indexed Journals Updated. NLM Tech Bull. 2015 Nov-Dec;(407):b1.

2015 November 03 [posted]

Broad Subject Terms are MeSH headings that describe the overall coverage of an indexed journal. These terms, which are also searchable in the NLM Catalog database, have recently been updated as follows:


Ophthalmology – includes Optics, Optometry
[was Ophthalmology – includes Optics]


[now included as part of Ophthalmology]


Forensic Sciences – includes Forensic Medicine and Forensic Psychiatry
[previously included as part of Jurisprudence]

Palliative Care – see also Psychophysiology; Therapeutics
[previously included as part of Therapeutics]

Physics – see also Biophysics

Other edits to adjust various "includes," "see," and "see also" notes were also made.

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