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

Module 3— Searching MeSH Browser


Fragment Searching


  • If you want to search for "Psychological Feedback" and you select the ALL Fragments button, MeSH Browser inserts an "and" between your two terms and the result is the term(s) which contain both “feedback” and “psychological.”
  • If you perform the same search but select ANY Fragment, MeSH Browser inserts an "or" between the two terms

Search Results


  • The result is a long list of terms that contain either "feedback" or "psychological"

Screen capture of main MeSH Browser search screen with The result is a long list of terms that contain either

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