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BIOL 696

Library research tips for biology masters students.

When should you use MeSH?

Test your keywords in the recommended databases

  1. Review the results list
  2. Are your keywords included in the titles?
  3. If not, you should search MeSH to determine what keyword(s) to use

Here's how:

Select MeSH from the bottom right of the main PubMed search page

Run keyword search, select the highlighted terms to learn more about synonyms, and the hierarchy of the term within it's PuMed category