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Advanced MeSH Searching. Leaving no stone unturned. Advanced MeSH Searching. Watch the Video : Branching Out: the MeSH Vocabulary http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/disted/video/. The MeSH Tree Structure MeSH vocabulary is organized by 16 main branches: Anatomy Organisms Diseases

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Advanced mesh searching

Advanced MeSH Searching

Leaving no stone unturned.


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Advanced MeSH Searching

Watch the Video :

Branching Out: the MeSH Vocabulary

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/disted/video/


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The MeSH Tree Structure

MeSH vocabulary is organized by 16 main branches:

Anatomy

Organisms

Diseases

Chemical and Drugs

Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment

Psychiatry and Psychology

Biological Sciences

Natural Sciences

Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena

Technology, Industry, Agriculture

Humanities

Information Science

Named Groups

Health Care

Publication Characteristics

Geographic Locations

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The MeSH Subheadings / Qualifiers

MeSH vocabulary has 83 topical qualifiers :

List and explanation here :

Subheadings:http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/topsubscope.html

When selecting qualifiers the Mesh Heading will only show those qualifiers that apply.

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Notable differences in Views

Pre-Coordinated vs. Post-Coordinated

Age Groups

Ethnic Groups

Geographic Groups

Publication Types vs. Publication Type as Topic

Field of study Specialty vs. practice of study

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Notable differences in Views

Pre-Coordinated vs. Post-Coordinated

See examples by searching :

childhood

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Age Groups (in Chronological Order)

Infant, Newborn < 1 month

Infant, Premature before 37 weeks of gestation

Infant, Postmatureafter 42 weeks of gestation

Infant, Low Birth Weight {descriptive not chronological}

Infant, Small for Gestational Age{descriptive}

Infant, Very Low Birth Weight{descriptive}

Infant, Extremely Low Birth Weight

Infant 1 – 23 months

Child, Preschool 2 – 5 yrs

Child 6 – 12 yrs

Adolescent 13 – 18 yrs

Adult 19 – 44 yrs

Young Adult 19 – 24 yrs

Middle Aged 45 – 64 yrs

Aged 65 -79 yrs

Aged, 80 and over > 80 yrs

Frail Elderly {descriptive}

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Ethnic Groups

A group of people with a common cultural heritage that sets them apart from others in a variety of social relationships.

African Americans

Amish

Arabs

Asian Americans

Gypsies

Hispanic Americans

Mexican Americans

Inuits

Jews

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Continental Population Groups

African Continental Ancestry Group

African Americans

American Native Continental Ancestry Group

Indians, Central American

Indians, North American

Indians, South American

Inuits

Asian Continental Ancestry Group

Asian Americans

European Continental Ancestry Group

Oceanic Ancestry Group

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Notable differences in Views

Publication Types vs. Publication Type as Topic

Search : “publication type”

Search : “as topic”

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Notable differences in Views

Field of study Specialty vs. practice of study

Cardiology vs. Cardiovascular Diseases

Pediatrics vs. <disease> in Childhood OR <disease> CHILD

Nurses vs. Nursing

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Advanced MeSH Searching

Leaving no stone unturned.


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Examine the Search Details Box

Leverage the Automapping to cover your bases

Try a simple word such as :

swim

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Build the search on step at a time using Advanced Search

stroke

swim

swimmer OR swimmers

Clear out false hits with NOT

Use Old terms and near terms to leverage automapping and test yourself

Cerbrovascular accident

Clear out previous hits with NOT

Test your assumptions !

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More alternate names – use the NCI Metatheasaurus

NCI Metathesaurus Browser

http://ncimeta.nci.nih.gov/ncimbrowser

Phototherapy

Monster

Mermaid syndrome

PCOS

Stroke

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Advanced MeSH Searching

Leaving no stone unturned.


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