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

Hyperlinks in MeSH Browser

  • All underlined information is hyperlinked
  • Links may be to the trees, other MeSH terms, or additional internal NLM sources such as related sections in the NLM® Indexing Manual

Views in MeSH Browser

  • Three different views available
    • Standard View
      • Default view
      • Catalogers can generally rely on the Standard view
    • Concept View
      • Groups synonymous terms into concepts
      • Minimum concept structure with terms and scope notes
    • Expanded Concept View
      • The concept view plus additional concept and term attributes such as Concept UI, Semantic Type and Lexical Tag (Definitions of these attributes are given in the list of XML MeSH Data Elements)