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Medical Subject Heading Webinars: 2018 Highlights and PubMed Searching in January 2018

Medical Subject Heading Webinars: 2018 Highlights and PubMed Searching in January 2018. NLM Tech Bull. 2017 Nov-Dec;(419):b11.

2017 December 13 [posted]
2018 January 16 [Editor's note added]

[Editor's note added January 16, 2018: A recording of the 2018 MeSH Highlights Webinar is available.]

Please join the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Training Office for two events in January 2018, introducing you to 2018 MeSH and teaching you how to adjust to MeSH changes in your PubMed searches and alerts.


  1. NLM Webinar: 2018 MeSH Highlights
    Join NLM staff for a highlight tour of the 2018 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). A 20-minute presentation will feature:

    • Change of contraindications from a subheading to a MeSH heading
    • New publication types
    • Updates to the terminology for isotopes and radioisotopes
    • Additional terminology for viruses, smoking, and sugars
    • Restructuring in the plant and animal terminology

    Following the presentation, Indexing and MeSH experts will be available to answer your questions.

    Date and time: Friday, January 5, 2018, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST
    To register:https://nnlm.gov/class/2018-mesh-highlights/8055

  2. NNLM Webinar: MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching
    Every year, the Medical Subject Headings are updated. Join us for "MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching" to learn:

    • How does this affect your PubMed searches?
    • What happens when a term gets changed, or added, or removed; or moved to a different part of the MeSH hierarchy?
    • How do you accommodate vocabulary changes over time in your comprehensive searches?
    • How do you check your saved searches and alerts?

    This class incorporates content from the previous class Advanced PubMed: MeSH.

    Date and time: Friday, January 19, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
    To register: https://nnlm.gov/class/mesh-changes-and-pubmed-searching/8043

For more information about 2018 MeSH, see What's New for 2018 MeSH and the Introduction to MeSH - 2018.

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