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Table of Contents: 2019 NOVEMBER–DECEMBER No. 431


2020 MeSH Classes: Highlights, Changes and PubMed Searching

2020 MeSH Classes: Highlights, Changes and PubMed Searching. NLM Tech Bull. 2019 Nov-Dec;(431):b6

2019 December 02 [posted]

Please join the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Training Office for two events in January 2020, introducing you to 2020 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and teaching you how to adjust to MeSH changes in your PubMed searches and alerts.


  1. NLM Webinar: 2020 MeSH Highlights
    Join NLM staff for a highlight tour of the 2020 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). The presentation will feature:

    • Updates to the Infections tree
    • Additional clinical trial publication types
    • Updates to Cell Death terms
    • Additional terminology for myotoxicity and ototoxicity.

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

    Date and time: Friday, January 10, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
    To register: https://nnlm.gov/class/2020-mesh-highlights/19863


  2. NNLM Class: 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?

    Date and time: Friday, January 17, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
    To register: https://nnlm.gov/class/2020-mesh-changes-and-pubmed-searching/19862

For more information about 2020 MeSH, see What's New in MeSH.

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