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

Module 3— Searching MeSH Browser


Fragment Searching


  • MeSH descriptors can be located by searching any word in a concept or by searching the complete concept
    • For example: Searching the word "feedback" can be used to find Feedback, Physiological or Feedback, Psychological as well as other terms containing the word "feedback"
    • If you search for "feedback" using the ALL Fragments button and FullWord or SubString

Screen capture of main MeSH Browser search screen with glycogen liver as the search term and a red arrow pointing to Find Terms with ALL Fragments.


Search Results


  • The result is a list of all terms containing the word "feedback." Descriptors are in blue and hyperlinked to the MeSH record. The entry term(s) are in black.

  • Screen capture of main MeSH Browser search screen with search the result of


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