Where can I learn more about using MeSH terms (medical subject headings)?
MeSH terms are assigned by indexers to each citation within PubMed or MEDLINE. The rigor and hierarchical structure of this vocabulary is very helpful in carrying out comprehensive literature searches.
Take one of Lane's classes on PubMed searching, meet with your liaison for a search consultation, or consult one of these online sources:
The Basics of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) (instructional website from the National Library of Medicine)
Branching Out: The MeSH Vocabulary (12-minute instructional video from NLM)
PubMed Tutorial on MeSH