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Cataloging and Metadata Management: Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) in Cataloging

Module 3— MeSH Browser


MeSH Browser Home Page


Screen capture of the main MeSH Browser search screen with red arrow pointing to Find Exact Term.

Top Area of the MeSH Broswer Home Page


1. Top navigation Bar. Appears at the top of every page

  • MeSH tree icon. Click on this to go to MeSH Section home page
  • Search. Click on this to return to MeSH Browser home page
  • Tree View. Click on this to browse the MeSH trees, click on the plus sign at a specific node to expand the tree at that area (Cf. Module 3 Searching Using the Trees)
  • MeSH on Demand. Click on this to access a tool that can automatically identify relevant MeSH descriptors from text that is input by the user
  • MeSH [year]. Click on this to see the previous or upcoming MeSH vocabulary year
  • MeSH Suggestions. Click on this to access the User Suggestions for Medical Subject Headings where instructions are provided for submitting requests for new or modified MeSH headings.
  • About MeSH Brower. Click on this to go to the MeSH Browser Overview
  • Contact Us. Click on this to go to the NLM customer service contact form

2. Version of MeSH Browser. Year following Medical Subject Headings Indicates the version of MeSH vocabulary being searched


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