Filters can be used to narrow down your search to the specific dates, article type, or population that you are researching. Find filters next to your search results in PubMed.
Click on the Additional Filters option under the list of filter options. From there, click on the filter category you need to edit and make the necessary changes.
This will also show you more filter options, like age and sex.
MeSH is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary that are used to index articles. MeSH offers a uniform and consistent way for the literature to be organized as being about a specific subject and therefore allows you to search with precision, pulling together articles on those concepts.
Using the MeSH browser feature of PubMed helps you to translate your term into the vocabulary of the database before you even begin your search. For example, the entry term: "aids" gets translated to Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome [MeSH]
1. On the Library homepage, under PubMed, click on MeSH Database to be taken to it and search it (similar to a thesaurus).
2. In an article that has MeSH listed, scroll towards the bottom of the record to find the MeSH and be able to apply it to your search.
3. On the PubMed homepage click on MeSH Database under Explore.
Quick Tip: It takes time to apply MeSH terms to articles, so keep in mind when you run a search for a MeSH term the very latest articles might not appear in the results. Need an article from this month? Try searching the MeSH term but as a keyword.