Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Define a controlled vocabulary and explain why this applies to Medical Subject Headings in PubMed 
  • Demonstrate how to access MeSH database and apply it to a PubMed search 
  • Locate and explain entry terms, date introduced, previous indexing, automatic explosion 
  • Name a benefit and a drawback in using MeSH