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

Finding Appropriate Main Headings

  • You get an item that is titled “Rhytidoplasty” which is not a word that you immediately recognize
  • However, before looking it up in a medical dictionary, you try typing the term into the MeSH browser and retrieve the following record

Search Results

Screen capture of MeSH Browser showing record display for Rhytidoplasty.

You are taken directly to the correct descriptor, Rhytidoplasty, and can also see the common terminology: Face Lift