Workshop: Understanding MeSH terms

MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) is a controlled vocabulary developed by the United States National Library of Medicine. It is used by many important databases such as  PubMed, MedLine, APA PsychInfo, and CINAHL to classify the articles they index.

At the end of this workshop participants will know how the MeSH controlled vocabulary works and leave with strategies for using the terms to enhance their search results. We will also cover the differences in how each of the major life science databases incorporate MeSH into their indexing.


Presenter: Ralph Baylor, Head of Reference and Reader Services

Where: 101 Russell / Online

Raise your research skills to the next level. Elevate Your Research builds upon the foundational series, Your Research Journey, by presenting valuable new topics, resources, and methodologies to make you an even stronger and highly proficient researcher. Held on Thursdays, 3-4pm, this series also invites deeper, collaborative work to strengthen academic research initiatives.



TBD, Thursday,  Thursday, 12/14

Workshop: Understanding MeSH terms

Poster Image:  Lincoln School Of Teachers College. Summer Demonstration. Medical Office. (1938), from Historical Photographs of Teachers College, Courtesy of Teachers College, Columbia University

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Nov 16 2023


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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