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2 Free Online Training Events on the NLM’s 2018 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

Posted by on December 7th, 2017 Posted in: Continuing Education


Join the NLM and NNLM Training Office for two different training events in January, introducing you to 2018 MeSH and teaching you how to adjust to MeSH changes in your PubMed searches and alerts.

Event #1: NLM Webinar: 2018 MeSH Highlights

Date and Time: Friday, January 5, 2018, 1:00 PM ET – 1:30 PM ET

Join NLM staff for a highlights tour of the 2018 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). A 20-minute presentation will feature:

  • The change of contraindications from subheading to MeSH heading
  • New publication types
  • Updates to classification of isotopes and radioisotopes
  • Additional terminology for viruses, smoking, and sugars
  • Restructuring in plant and animal taxonomies.
  • Following the presentation, Indexing and MeSH experts will be available to answer your questions.

To register, go to:  https://nnlm.gov/class/2018-mesh-highlights/8055

A recording of the presentation will be posted following the event.

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Event #2: NNLM Class: MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching

Date and Time: Friday, January 19, 2018, 1:00 PM ET – 2:00 PM ET

Every year, the Medical Subject Headings are updated:

  • How does this affect your PubMed searches?
  • What happens when a term gets changed added or removed; or moved to a different part of the MeSH hierarchy?
  • How do you accommodate vocabulary changes over time in your comprehensive searches?
  • How do you check your saved searches and alerts?
  • Join us for “MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching” to learn the answers.

To register go to: https://nnlm.gov/class/mesh-changes-and-pubmed-searching/8043

This class incorporates content from the previous class Advanced PubMed: MeSH (https://nnlm.gov/classes/advanced-pubmed-mesh).

A recording of the presentation will be posted following the event.

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