As a (hopeful) future cataloger, I’m naturally interested in the controlled vocabulary that is used in NLM databases. I’d never used MeSH for anything before, so I went on to the browser and explored a little bit. Just from a quick search, the interface seems pretty intuitive. There are plenty of links to related terms, and the scope notes are really helpful in making the medical terminology a little clearer and easier to work with. Of course, things might prove to be a lot harder to navigate with a definite goal to accomplish. At any rate, I look forward to learning more about the vocabulary, browser, and databases in class tonight.

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