Wednesday, 12 December 2012

MeSH - changes for 2013

NLM have released details of the changes to MeSH for 2013. The new MeSH terms will go live in PubMed in mid-December and in Ovid with the completion of the 2013 global reload on 7 January.

New MeSH terms are added to new records in the database, they are not retrospectively changed. Therefore, you may need to use both old and new MeSH terms in your search to ensure you retrieve all relevant articles.

Changes which may be relevant to School staff and students include:

New MeSH terms (complete list)

  • Binge drinking
  • Community integration
  • Controlled substances
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Drug overdose
  • Epidemiological monitoring
  • Food quality
  • Genocide
  • Geographic mapping
  • Geography, medical
  • Hand hygiene
  • Health impact assessment
  • Health information management
  • Health information systems
  • Healthcare financing
  • Homophobia
  • Human migration
  • Human papillomavirus DNA tests
  • Maternal death
  • Prescription drug misuse
  • Public health surveillance
  • Racism
  • Smoke-free policy
  • Social discrimination
  • Social marginalization
  • Solid waste
  • Spatial analysis
  • Tobacco products
  • Waste water
  • Water resources
Deleted MeSH terms (complete list)
  • Overdose - use Drug overdose instead
  • Residential mobility - use Population dynamics instead
Changed MeSH terms (complete list)
  •  Handwashing - replaced by Hand disinfectant
Contact the Library if you have any queries about how this may impact your saved searches. For more information about MeSH see the National Library of Medicine help pages.

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