Friday, December 02, 2005

New from the MeSH Database

Check this out!

From the MeSH database, you can now select and retrieve PubMed citations where the heading has been designated as a major topic of the article. It is no longer necessary to go to the Full display and create a search using the Send to Search box feature if you simply want to search the term as a major topic.

How do you do this?
  • From the PubMed Services scan column on the left, click on MeSH Database.
  • Type a single concept on the query line (for example, osteogenesis imperfecta)
  • Use the Links Menu (to the extreme right of the subject heading) to choose PubMed - Major Topic
The search will be executed and the next screen will be the PubMed results screen.

Did you also notice that you could make other choices from that handy links menu?
  • a straight PubMed search
  • a PubMed - Major Topic search
  • a Clinical Queries search
  • a NLM MeSH Browser search
See the NLM Technical Bulletin for more information


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