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

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


Option 2

  • Alternatively, you could search the word Skeletal in the Annotation field

Search Strategy

MeSH Browser and you are taken directly to the correct descriptor, Skeletal in the Annotation field


Search Results

  • Within the search results, you will see the term 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.

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



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