The following video provides an overview of searching PubMed, Identifying MeSH terms, and finding full text articles:
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) is the official list of subject headings or "controlled vocabulary" published by the National Library of Medicine. MeSH concepts and terms focus on biomedical topics and are updated and revised annually reflecting the introduction of new terminology and headings into the MeSH database.
There are 4 types of MeSH terms:
Databases that use MeSH Headings include:
Medline - accessible through MCC's eResources requiring an MEID and Password (also included within PubMed)
PubMed - freely accessible via the open web
The following diagram shows the 16 categories of the MeSH tree with the category 'Anatomy' exploded to visually show the subheadings (branches) under the term:
Search the MeSH Database to identify MeSH terms.