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PubMed: Citations to journal articles on health and medical topics, with links to full text via
PubMed has 2 groups of citations: MEDLINE with MeSH terms and citations without MeSH terms (i.e., In Process Citations, Publisher-Supplied Citations). MEDLINE journals are vetted for quality and coverage is selected (i.e., full, selectively).
Using Medical Subject Headings, or MeSH, may help you retrieve more relevant search results. MeSH are the subject terms applied to nearly all PubMed citations. However, it is important to remember that some PubMed citations - including the very newest citations - do not have MeSH terms applied to them, and therefore will not appear in a search that exclusively uses MeSH terms.
Three ways to search using MeSH:
To see suggested MeSH terms based on a block of submitted text (ie, an abstract or article, etc.), use the MeSH on Demand tool. MeSH on Demand also lists similar PubMed articles relevant to your submitted text, thus MeSH on Demand can help you find articles similar to a known, relevant article.
MeSH Subheadings (aka Qualifiers) help focus your search results more precisely.
In the MeSH Database, select desired subheadings, then click Add to search builder, then click Search PubMed: