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24-Jan-2006

Video on MeSH - Medical Subject Headings

Video on MeSH - Medical Subject Headings

So you want to search the largest bibliographic database in the field of Medicne i.e. PubMed. Let me tell you that you need Knowledge of MeSH for better precision and recall in your search results.

The bad news is that MeSH is not easy to learn.

But the good news is - US National Library of Medicine has produced a 12-minute video on MeSH. It is on development, structure and use of the MeSH vocabulary.

This video is available on the NLM Web site in three formats: Macromedia Flash (60MB), Apple QuickTime (100), and Windows Media formats (30MB). [So try only if you have a broadband connection]

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

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