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

Option 2

  • Alternatively, you could search the word Skeletal in the Annotation and Scope Notes
  • This will lead you to the term Bone and Bones

Search Strategy

Screen capture of main MeSH Browser search screen with a red arrow pointing to the search term, Skeletal, and another red arrow pointing to Search as text words in Annotation & Scope Note.

Search Results

Screen capture of MeSH Browser showing the results of an annotations/scope notes search with the annotation for Bone and Bones.Here you also see the note that suggests when you have the word “skeletal” it probably means “bone” so you can re-search as Bone Diseases and get the correct descriptor