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Searching PubMed with Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Tools

PubMed free text searching often yield a high volume of irrelevant results. This guide outlines 5 tools to locate and use PubMed subject headings (MeSH) to narrow searches to fewer more relevant results.

MeSH on Demand

MeSH on Demand returns a list of MeSH Terms relevant to your text. Use it to discover MeSH terms for an author’s manuscript to find similar papers, or load abstracts from citations that are “Pubmed – In Process” or “Pubmed – As supplied by publisher” to get a feel for MeSH that may be assigned.