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

Module 4—Descriptors: Selecting the Main Concept(s)


Searching Examples

  • You get an item that is titled “Rhytidectomy” 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 you are taken directly to the correct descriptor, Rhytidoplasty, and can also see the common terminology: Face Lift

MeSH Browser and you are taken directly to the correct descriptor, Rhytidoplasty



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