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MeSH is the NLM controlled vocabulary thesaurus that is updated annually. It is used to index articles from thousands of biomedical journals for the MEDLINE/PubMed database and for the cataloging of books, documents, and audiovisuals acquired by the library. Overview of changes in the 2019 release of MeSH 421 New Descriptors 9 Deleted Descriptors 3… Read More »
The Alliance for the Implementation of Clinical Practice Guidelines (AiCPG) has just issued a press release announcing the launch of a new medical guideline tool, “Guideline Clearinghouse 2.0,” scheduled for the first quarter of 2019. The resource is designed to replace the best features of AHRQ’s National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC), which is no longer supported…. Read More »
The National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division has announced the 2019 History of Medicine Lecture Series. All lectures are free, open to the public, and held in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md. Lectures are also live-streamed globally and archived by NIH VideoCasting, which is made possible… Read More »
The National Library of Medicine adopted the 2019 MeSH vocabulary for cataloging on November 19. Accordingly, MeSH subject headings in LocatorPlus were changed to reflect the 2019 MeSH vocabulary and appear in that form as of November 19. When year-end processing (YEP) activities are completed in late November, the NLM Catalog database and translation tables… Read More »
NLM has announced the notable data changes made to MEDLINE during the annual maintenance known as Year-End Processing (YEP) for 2019. Highlights include: For 2019, 73 MeSH headings were either changed or deleted and replaced with more up-to-date terminology. 402 new MeSH Headings, plus 20 new Publication Types, were added to MeSH in 2019. A… Read More »