Article Type: Short Communication
Searching of Literature Through Medical Subject Headings (MeSH): An Update
Year: 2023; Volume: 3; Issue: 3; Page No: 13 – 15
Authors: Senthilvel Vasudevan
Affiliations: Assistant Professor in Statistics (Biostatistics), Department of Community Medicine, Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Ariyur, Pondicherry – 605 102. Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Article Summary: Submitted: 14-July-2023; Revised: 20-August-2023; Accepted: 12-September-2023; Published: 30-September-2023
Medical subject headings (MeSH) thesaurus is a controlled and hierarchically organized vocabulary produced by NLM (National Library of Medicine). In this, I have discussed about MeSH, methods, and its usage. It is very useful for indexing, cataloging, and searching biomedical and health related information. MeSH type of terms is very useful to the purpose of indexing a journal, cataloging, and searching of biomedical articles and books easily. These are hierarchical display so that broader and narrower are displayed as ‘descriptors’. This type of descriptors is organized in 16 categories. One user has thoroughly understood of the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) that will be increased the efficiency and precision of both new and old MeSH users literature searching skills using PubMed.
From this MeSH will be very much useful to the physicians because they are using Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) and it will increase their literature searching habit and it is free to use. Furthermore, a detailed review article is needed to find any difficulties are there in MeSH using and to create awareness with new researchers in medical field.
Keywords: medical subject headings, national library of medicine, indexing, cataloging, searching, biomedical, health information, researchers
Source of funding: None
Conflict of interest: None
Dr. Senthilvel Vasudevan, Ph.D,
Assistant Professor in Statistics (Biostatistics),
Department of Community Medicine,
Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College Hospital & Research Centre,
Ariyur, Pondicherry – 605 102. India.
Email ID: email@example.com
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