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MEDLINE/PubMed Year-End Processing Activities for 2015

Tybaert S. MEDLINE/PubMed Year-End Processing Activities for 2014. NLM Tech Bull. 2014 Sep-Oct;(400):e4.

2014 September 15 [posted]
Other pertinent articles:

dotMEDLINE/PubMed Year-End Processing Activities

2015 MeSH Now Available

MeSH Browser Now Updated More Frequently

MEDLINE Data Changes - 2015

What's New for 2015 MeSH

Cataloging News - 2015

Newly Maintained MEDLINE for 2015 MeSH Now Available in PubMed

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is currently involved in MEDLINE year-end processing (YEP) activities. These include changing the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) main headings as well as Supplementary Concept Records that standardize names and associated numbers for chemical, protocols, and diseases that are not main headings. The MeSH edits include existing MEDLINE citations to conform with the 2015 version of MeSH, and other global changes.

Important Dates

  • November 19, 2014: NLM expects to temporarily suspend the addition of fully-indexed MEDLINE citations to PubMed. Publisher-supplied and in process citations will continue to be added.
  • Mid-December 2014: PubMed MEDLINE citations, translation tables, and the MeSH database will have been updated to reflect 2015 MeSH.

For details about the impact on searching from November 20 to mid-December, see: Annual MEDLINE/PubMed Year-End Processing (YEP): Impact on Searching During Fall 2014.

For background information on the general kinds of changes made annually, see: Annual MEDLINE/PubMed Year-End Processing (YEP): Background Information.

By Sara Tybaert
MEDLARS Management Section

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